Irish School WINS Top European Prize

Congratulations to St Clare’s NS, Ballyjamesduff on winning the #BeActive Education Award yesterday in Brussels. Three schools were chosen as finalists in this competition, St Clare’s Ballyjamesduff, St Clare’s NS, Harold’s Cross and a Jelgava 4th Secondary School from Latvia. Both Irish finalists are taking part in the Active School Flag programme!

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BADMINTON Week – 60 Second Challenge (September 10-18)

National BADMINTON WEEK takes place September 10 – 18th, 2016.

As part of the week’s events Badminton Ireland encourages everyone to take part in their 60 SECOND CHALLENGE . The pair with the most strokes within 60 seconds are the winners and will receive a prize.  The competition is open to clubs, schools and non-badminton people. Those interested in entering the competition are asked to video themselves completing the challenge and to upload it onto the Badminton Ireland Facebook page



ASF Presentations – DATES and VENUES (2016)

ASF presentations for primary schools will take place in Education Centres and schools across the country beginning September 22nd. This year we hope to invite local ASF schools to share their experience of the process with others during the second part of the presentation.

NEW applicant and RENEWAL schools are advised to attend and early booking is advised.


ASF Presentations – DATES and VENUES (2016)

CONGRATULATIONS – Two Irish Schools finalists in #BeActive Education Award category

CONGRATULATIONS to St Clare’s NS, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W and to St Clare’s, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan who have been chosen as finalists by the European Commission for the #BeActive Education Award 2016.

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#BeActive Schools Campaign – European Week of Sport (September 10-18)

European Week of Sport is fast approaching. Irish schools are encouraged to join the #BeActive Schools Campaign in what ever way that they can. #BeActive leaflets and posters will arrive in all school this week with plenty of easy ways to get everyone up and moving.

Schools have the opportunity to win sports equipment vouchers by sending in their photos of MOVE IT Monday and their ‘Take on the Teachers’ challenges. Find out more

#BeActive Schools Campaign LEAFLET

Take on the Teachers’ Challenge POSTER – National Fitness Day (16-9-16)

‘Climb the Heights’ Skipping Challenge POSTER

Get Ireland Active 21 Day Walking PROGRAMME




2016 #BeActive EDUCATION Award – EXTENDED Deadline 27/7/16

2016 #BeActive EDUCATION Award – EXTENDED Deadline 27/7/16

Preparations are well underway for the European Week of Sport and Physical Activity in Ireland, 2016 with events being planned across the country  September 10th – 18th. The European Week of Sport was a great success last year with over 7000 events  taking place across Europe and over 300 of those happening in Ireland. View some of  Ireland events from 2015 on this short video !

As part of the 2016 European Week of Sport #BeActive AWARDS will be given out across 3 categories, one of which is EDUCATION

  • #BeActive EDUCATION Award – For an educational establishment that is displaying excellence in promoting and enhancing participation in sport and physical activity.


If you would like your school to be considered for this award please complete this APPLICATION FORM and contact:

Cian Spillane

European Week of Sport and Physical Activity – Sport Ireland


European Week of Sport |


IMPORTANT Please note that the CLOSING DATE for applications HAS BEEN EXTENDED until JULY 27th

IPPEA Irish Roar Dance Competition – Closing Date JUNE 21

IPPEA DANCE Challenge Competition – CLOSING DATE JUNE 21

The IPPEA are delighted to launch the Irish Roar Dance Challenge! We are looking for creative and enthusiastic primary schools to dance your way into summer with this fun and exciting PE project. It’s easy to enter! As part of your PE lessons, create a dance to ‘Irish Roar’, the official song for Ireland in Euro 2016, capture it on video, and send it in MP4 format to 

The winning entry will showcase dance skills such as shape, spatial awareness, levels, effort, movement and relationships (see PE Teacher Guidelines p67). Support materials will be made available on the IPPEA Facebook page

IPPEA Irish Roar Dance Poster

Irish Roar – Music

Global Running Day – Million Kid Run (June 1)


On June 1, 2016, people everywhere will celebrate the joys of running. You can be a part of Global Running Day!

We invite you to take the pledge to run on Global Running Day, spread the word, and join in the worldwide fitness fun! Participation is easy—just pledge to take part in some type of running activity on June 1, 2016. It can be a solo lap around the block, a long run with friends, or even a game of tag with your kids.

And speaking of kids, the first-ever Million Kid Run on Global Running Day aims to get young people moving. The goal is to have a million kids around the world pledge to run on June 1, 2016. The Million Kid Run is about making fitness fun and inspiring kids to embrace running as a way to get healthy and fit. After you make your pledge, get your sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, and students to choose their running activities and be a part of something incredible.



Getting involved is easy. Simply visit and commit to run on June 1, 2016. You’ll add your name to the list of runners from all over the world who are coming together to celebrate the sport.  The pledge page is designed for groups and individuals, kids and adults, able-bodied runners and athletes with disabilities. Pledge for yourself and/or your group—then check out the counter to see how many people from all over the planet will be joining you on the big day.  Take the pledge