Active Flag

The pupils and staff at St. Oliver’s National School are trying to achieve an Active School Flag. What is an Active School Flag and how do we achieve it?

An Active School Flag is awarded to schools that are striving to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The aim of the Active School Flag is to get more schools in Ireland more active more often.

Research shows that all children require 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. It is the shared duty of parents and schools to encourage children to be active. Research shows that 80% of Irish children do not reach this daily target.  As a result the Department of Education and Skills supported by Healthy Ireland have established the Active School Flag initiative.

There are lots of activities we are already doing to help achieve the Active School Flag.  Some activities include:

  • Active breaks
  • Active playgrounds
  • Active wet breaks
  • Active travel to and from school
  • 10@10 Challenge
  • Danceathons
  • Annual Active School Week

Active Flag Posts

Link to relevant active posts


St. Oliver’s National School is very proud to work in partnership with other agencies promoting active and healthy bodies.

  • Healthy Promoting Schools
  • Louth GAA
  • Badminton Ireland
  • Ruby Ireland