Active Schools Flag Award

Active Schools Sports Flag_Active Schools Flag

Ballyneale NS has been participating in the Active Schools Flag initiative since June 2012.  This is awarded by the Department of Education and Skills to schools that strive to achieve a physically active and physically educated schools community.

To achieve this award Ballyneale NS

  • had a comprehensive and up-to-date Physical Education Plan
  • implements the prescribed curricula for Physical Education
  • makes a range of extra-curricular activities available on both an individual and team basisActive Schools Sports Flag_DSCN1641
  • offers extra-curricular activities available that are inclusive, and that cater for the diversity of the pupils including those with special needs
  • promotes physical activity during breaks and lunch times
  • works with external agencies to promote physical activity
  • organises an “Active Schools Week” every year
  • organises an annual school sports day where children engage co-operatively in a wide range of sporting activities.  Special emphasis is placed on participation and enjoyment rather than pressure to compete.
Active Schools Sports Flag_Fun with neighbouring schools
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