At Esker we continue to be passionate about maintaining are love of all things active.
In 2022/23 we decided to apply for a renewal flag.
As part of this process we continue to meet all previously attained criteria and more.
This year we continued to work in partnerships as both teachers and students with a new Active active committee and teachers working together to communicate with the school community about our work.
We continue to have volunteers from Lucan Harriers, Cricket Ireland to visit our school and do training with the children.
We had new partnerships with Basketball Ireland who also sent in coaches to train a number of classes up the school.
We continue to take part in the Cumman na MBunscoil GAA schools competition
For our Renewal Flag the main focus was organising our new Active Walkway. Prescribing PE homework each week for the children. Ensuring teachers used the move well move often programme and picking priority fine motor skills to work on for the year.
The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often.
Schools wishing to achieve the ASF begin the process by self-evaluating their current provision across 3 areas: Physical Education, Physical Activity and Partnerships. Schools must also organise an Active School Week programme and commit to having it as part of their annual school calendar. Schools that can say ‘yes’ to all of the ASF success criteria will be awarded with the active flag. The flag remains valid for a period of 3 years after which time schools will be invited to re-apply.
ASF is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland.
We have been awarded an Active Flag for our school. We have our own pupils and teachers committee that coordinate activities in our school to help make us more active.