As part of working towards our Active School Flag, Hansfield ETNS took part in a Run Around Ireland Challenge for 4 weeks. This challenge started when we returned to school after the Spring Break, on the 18th of April, and finished up last Friday the 12th of May.
During this time, each class built 1 or 2 running breaks into their school day, with the aim of running to as many famous Irish landmarks over the 4 weeks as they could. It was an excellent way for children to learn about some of Ireland’s most famous landmarks and ideal for bringing learning outdoors.
Each class noted down how many kilometres they completed each day (1 lap of the yard = 1 km) on their challenge chart and ticked off the landmarks as they reached them.
The Active Committee members from each class then stuck the landmark tokens up on the whole school progress chart on the Active Flag board.
At the end of every week, Active Committee members went around the school to each class and totalled up which class in each year group had completed the most amount of kilometres that week.
The Active Committee members then made an announcement over the intercom and commended the winners of each year group.
Most classes loved the Run Around Ireland challenge so much that they will be continuing it as a movement break until the end of June!
Hansfield ETNS is currently working towards attaining our first Active School Flag!
What is the Active School Flag?
The Active School Flag is a Department of Education initiative supported by Healthy Ireland.
The Active School Flag 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. Our challenge will be to find interesting and exciting ways to energise the school day because active children are happy learners!
Please keep an eye on the website for updates on how we have been getting active in school! Also, we know that parents have some brilliant ideas on how we could increase the physical activity levels of our children. Please complete the survey below and share your ideas with us!
Our Active School Committee Our ASF committee is made up of both teachers and students. Students were elected from each class from 3rd - 6th and these elected members are each paired with a younger class in our school.
6th class members - James, Carol & Jasmina
5th class members - Tife, Grace & Ridhi
4th class members - Nevin, Hannah & Sebi 3rd class members - Dáire, Dhanvie & Farrah
The Active Committee recently carried out two surveys with all classes from 1st - 6th. The results of these surveys are below.
As we are working towards getting our Active School Flag, we need to promote sports and physical activity in our school as much as possible and we need your help! We would greatly appreciate all our parents taking the time to complete the below survey.