Our school was awarded the Active School Flag in June 2013. An Active School is a school that strives to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.
This year we are working towards renewing our flag. The 6th class wrote an ‘Active school’ song to the air of ‘Stitches’ by Shawn Mendes.
Listen to the the children singing ‘FIT’ by LETNS during assembly.
Active School Flag
Our school has been working hard for a number of years towards our second Active Flag. We are very excited to have made so much progress to date in this area! There are so many benefits that come with being active; the obvious health benefits, increased self-esteem, greater concentration levels, along with the development of teamwork skills! J
Our Sports Council have been working hard gathering information about all the active clubs that our school‘s children are involved in outside of school. At the moment, 32% of the children in LETNS are involved in clubs. Well done!! We will continue to provide opportunities to be active in school along with in their weekly homework. We would love to encourage a greater population of the school to be active outside of school hours. Under the ‘Active School Flag’ heading on our school website, there are many links to clubs that may be of interest to your child.
There is a new physical literacy programme being introduced to all schools across Ireland. Recently, staff members attended a course and were shown a video entitled ‘5 More Years’. It makes an interesting watch and really highlights the need for us, as a school community, to try and be more active. Click on the image below to watch this moving video.
If any parents have ideas or would like to get involved in fostering ‘Being Active’ in our school we would love to hear from you. Maybe you might have an interest in a particular sport and would be willing to share some of your knowledge! As always, thank you for all your continued support.
The LETNS Active School Council