Rathduff National School

Scoil Náisiúnta Ráth Dubh

Active Flag

Welcome to the Active School Flag Page

The Active School Flag was launched by the Department of Education in May 2009 and is organised through Mayo Education Centre. The purpose of the initiative is to recognise schools that strive to achieve a physically educated school community. On Friday 12th of June we were awarded our first Active School Flag. Well done to everyone involved!

Meet the ASF Committee

The ASF Committee have been working very hard towards achieving the Active Flag. They have met with their teachers, addressed their classes, come up with lots of great ideas and initiatives and been a really important link between the teachers and students.

ASF Committee

Resources for Parents

Here are some “Active Ideas” for home:

  1. Go for a pre- or post-dinner walks.
  2. Turn up the music and dance!
  3. Make a game out of household chores.
  4. Turn T.V. ad breaks into fitness breaks.
  5. Let the children help with work in the garden – catch leaves, raking, digging, planting, etc.
  6. Walk the dog.

Here are some fantastic resources for parents to encourage even more physical activity at home:

Here’s what we have been up to …

Here are some improvements we have made on our journey to achieving the Active School Flag.

Gymnastics with DKAM

Fun Footballs Blitzes

As well as a number of activities during ‘Our Active Week’ including the sports day, school disco, skipathon and county colours day  :