Presentation Primary School have begun our application for an Active School Flag. An Active School is a school where physical activity is valued, promoted and enjoyed by all. The aim of the Active School Flag programme is to enable schools to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.
The Active School Flag is a Department of Education and Skills initiative which recognises schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community, by awarding them with the Active School Flag (ASF).
We are excited and looking forward to an active and fun year ahead!
Active Break Every Day Challenge
We are excited to being the Active Break Every Day Challenge next Monday 13th November until Friday 8th December. Our teachers have lots of exciting ideas for movement breaks and we are looking forward to being active and trying out some new movement breaks during our school day.
Please see some resources below that we will be using in school and you may like to try at home:
- Get Active in the Classroom’ PDF by Get Ireland Active
- Irish Heart Foundation Mindfulness booklet
- PDST Movement in the Classroom
- Exercise with Emer (RTE Kids)
- Cosmic Kids Yoga:
- Irish Heart Foundation Bizzy Breaks
On Friday 29th September our school took part in a whole school Walkathon and we celebrated European School Sports Day with games and stations in the Astro Turf Pitch.
Junior & Senior Infants walked 1.5km, 1st & 2nd class walked 2km, 3rd & 4th class walked 3km, 5th & 6th class walked 4km and Mrs Wilson & Ms Twomey’s classes walked 1.5km making a grand total of 12km!! A huge well done to all of our classes for walking this great distance!
Please see some photos above of the active and fun day had by all!