We, at Le Chéile are currently working towards gaining an Active School Flag for our school. It is recommended that all children get 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.
We are hoping that by engaging in this process, the above will become more achievable for all our pupils. Along with improving the physical health of our pupils we believe we will see knock-on effects in the classrooms also eg; increased concentration and focus.
The Process: There are lots of criteria we have to meet to receive the flag. We are confident this will be an enjoyable and beneficial experience for all members of our school community.
There are targets outlined for 4 clear areas which need to be achieved.
The 4 areas are:
- Physical Education
- Physical Activity
- Active School Week
Our Active Flag Committee
Our committee is made up of 8 boys and girls from 5th and 6th Class. Being active is something they are interested in and they are already coming up with great ideas to inspire the rest of the school. The committee’s first task was to spread the word about the Active School Flag. They visited all the classes with this news and told the pupils about our first project. We have asked the pupils to come up with a slogan for our “getting active” campaign. In addition to this the pupils were asked to design a poster around it. The closing date for entries is February 1st. The winning slogan will be adopted as our tagline in our attempt to get our school more active. Best of luck everyone.
For the month of February, we are undertaking the “Active Breaks Challenge”. Each class in the school will have at least one break every day for the whole month. The breaks can be running breaks, exercise breaks or dance breaks. We will keep you updated with photographs of these breaks throughout the month. Sounds like lots of fun!
Week 1 Completed
This week all classes put a huge effort into completing their Active Breaks, despite the bad weather. A lot of fun was had and plenty of shapes were thrown during the week. Well done to all!
As part of our running breaks, we are hoping to run around Europe. The committee surveyed the children as to which city we will run to first. The result was Paris, France. We will use our new walkway to achieve this as a whole school. Every lap of the walkway equals 1 kilometre. That means, we will have to run 1,073 laps of the walkway to reach our destination of Paris. The committee will add up how many laps we cover each week and we will keep you updated as we go along. Paris, here we come!