In June 2017 St Mary’s Junior Boys’ NS was awarded the Active School Flag. We were delighted to receive our flag and we had so much fun during the process. We are an active school and we love taking part in PE and sports.
We focus on one strand from the PE Curriculum each month. We have PE every week for a minimum of one hour either on our school yard, on the astro turf or in the G.P. room. We have a monthly Active Day where we get to practice elements from these strands & we take part in active breaks on class on a daily basis. We also take part in Active Schools Week in the last term.
The Active School Flag is awarded on the basis of the ability to fulfill criteria in four areas;
1. Physical Education
2. Physical Activity
4. Active Schools Week