Dunboyne JPS Active School
The Active School Flag was launched by the Department of Education in May 2009. It is a non-competitive initiative which seeks to recognize schools that strive to achieve a physically active and physically educated school community.
Here in Dunboyne Junior Primary School, we successfully earned our Active school flag in June 2018. We renewed and received our second Active Flag in June 2021.
In order to be awarded the Active School Flag the whole school community worked very hard for the past 5 years. We have become more active as a school community and we look forward to keeping this up through various different initiatives throughout the year.
As the Active School Flag involves the whole school community we would encourage you to also provide opportunities for your children to be active at home. Free play is just as important as structured sports. Running around, playing in the garden or local park and having fun all count. Kids also love a challenge – setting them a task is a great way to get them active and keep them focussed. For example, ask them: ‘How many times can you throw and catch a ball between you without dropping it?’ or ‘How many skips can you do in a minute?’
Additionally, if you think you have any skills or ideas that would be of benefit to the Active School Flag we would love you to get involved. You can pass on your suggestions to your child’s teacher. Your support of the Active School Flag is greatly appreciated.
Active, active every day. Run, walk, jump and play.