Category: Physical Education/Active School

Active Schools Week 2018

Active School Week 2018 took place from 23rd–27th April. This initiative is about providing FUN and INCLUSIVE physical activity opportunities for ALL members of the school community. It helps to reinforce the message that not only is physical activity good for you, but it’s also lots of fun!

We enjoyed extra activity time outside each day during the week and on Friday we were allowed to wear our tracksuits for our whole-school Fun Day of obstacles courses and relay races. We’re really looking forward to our Sports Day on Thursday 21st June now!

Our school is hoping to be awarded with an Active School Flag (ASF) later this year. In order to achieve this, we’re making every effort possible to be more active, more often.

The ASF is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland.

For more information on the Active School Flag or Active Schools Week please visit:


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Sports Day

Congratulations to all our children who participated, with such great enthusiasm, in this week’s fantastic Sports Day activities. Everyone got involved and thoroughly enjoyed the wide selection of events. The children were a credit to the school, showing great team spirit and cooperation skills. It was so lovely to hear to them encouraging and complimenting one another.

Well done to everyone who participated – you are all winners!

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Active Schools Flag

2017 has been a very active year so far in Drumraney N.S.
Since our full participation in the events of Operation Transformation, we have continued to maintain high levels of physical activity during each school day. We have started running ‘The Daily Mile’ each morning which is a 15 minute burst of activity to start the school day.
We have also applied for the Active School Flag (ASF) initiative which is being run by the Department of Education and is supported by Healthy Ireland. An Active School Flag is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.
Schools wishing to be awarded an ASF must organise an Active School Week. We have decided to hold ours from the 24th-28th April this year. Looking forward to all the activities already!!!

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Horse-Riding Lessons

All our pupils are taking part in a series of horse-riding lessons. The Junior Room took to the saddle for the first time on Friday, 2nd September! Most of the children had never been on a horse before so there was great excitement (and some trepidation!) as we made our way to Athlone Equestrian Centre in Moydrum. Claire and her staff were on hand to introduce the children to their ponies and get everyone set up before we took to the arena. We are now learning to control our ponies and we have even started trotting!!! Yee Haw!!

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