Active School Flag
The Active School Flag was launched by the Department of Education in 2009.
It is a non-competitive initiative which seeks to recognize schools (both primary and post primary) that strive to achieve a physically active and physically educated school community.
In order to be awarded the Active School Flag schools must:
1. Commit to a process of self evaluation in terms of the PE programmes and physical opportunities that they offer.
2. Plan and implement a series of changes that will enhance PE and extracurricular provision and promote physical activity.
The initiative encourages a partnership approach. It empowers schools to become more proactive in approaching groups like National Governing Bodies (NGBs), for example Camogie, Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs), the HSE, Education Centres and the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) to help and support them to develop their PE programmes and to promote physical activity.
Once awarded the Active School Flag remains valid for a period of three years.
If you have any queries regarding an active school flag please contact your Regional Camogie Development Officer or check out the above link to the Active School Flag.