An ACTIVE School
Is a school where physical activity is valued, promoted and enjoyed by all
To enable schools to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community
More Schools, More Active, More Often
About Active School Flag
No. Active Primary Schools
No, Students Attending Active Schools
Active School Flag (ASF) is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland, and part of the National Physical Activity Plan.
The ASF initiative provides schools with a framework to guide, support and incentivise them to work towards achieving a physically educated and physically active school community.
Once awarded, ASF remains valid for a period of 3 years, after which time schools are invited to re-engage with the process.
Become an Active School
Would YOUR school like to become an Active School?
This short video explains the process and the supports that are available to primary schools.
A NEW ASF process for post primary schools has been developed (ASFPP).
What Teachers Think
In 2018 a research team from DCU asked ASF coordinators from primary schools what they perceived the BENEFITS of participating in the ASF programme were for their school. This is what they said:
Less active children became more active97.9%
Greater variety of physical activity opportunities at school96.9%
Improves children’s concentration and focus95.3%
Less active children more positively disposed to physical activity95.3%
Creates a more positive school atmosphere94.3%
Provides opportunities for student voice93.7%
Improves teacher-pupil relations90.6%
Encourages collaborative PE planning89.0%