The Active School Flag is an award given by the Department of Education and Skills.
The award recognises schools that strive to achieve a physical educated and physically active school community.
The Active School Flag is awarded to schools that:
- Adhere to DES guidelines regarding PE timetable provision for all studentsTeach a broad and balanced PE curriculum
- Inform and invite the whole school community to participate in the ASF process
- Self-evaluate current provision in terms of PE, Physical Activity and Partnerships
- Plan, implement and monitor improvements for each of the aforementioned areas
- Organise an ‘Active School Week’ as part of the annual school calendar.
The stages of the ASF Process are
Roscommon Community College is currently in the application process.
As part of the Application the school organised and took part in their first Active School Week in May 2014.
The week was action packed with events for all pupils in all years. Events in Tennis, Football, Soccer, Zumba Dancing, Rugby, Basketball, Hurling and Camogie, as well as class based activities such as walking debates, historical walking tours and many more.
Some of the main highlights of the week included a Teachers Vs 6th Year Students Gaelic Football match, the Annual School walk, this year in aid of Join Our Boys, and the annual Sports Day.
Many new things have been developed to promote an active school, which include many new lunchtime activities, including a walking club, basketball etc.