Active School Week is the biggest event of the Active School calendar and a favourite of many students, staff and families. All schools, primary, post primary and special schools are encouraged to participate. National Active School Week takes place April 29 – May 3, but if these dates are unsuitable schools are free to organise their #ASW programme at a different time.

#ASW is a whole-school initiative which aims to get more schools, more active, more often.

Teachers are challenged to find ways to all subjects in a more physically active way.

Students should be given voice, space, audience and influence in relation to #ASW planning.

Registered schools can access ideas, resources, supports on the #ASW Resources Page

Hints and Tips

Poly Spot Activities

Physical Activity + Learning

#DanceTakeOver Ideas

Active Teachers

Enjoyment and FUN

Energised school days

‘Learning on the Move’

New ways to be active

Community links

#ASW Information webinars

Primary/Special schools

Tuesday, March 13 @ 7 pm Book HERE (hyperlink)

Wednesday, March 14 @ 3.45 pm Book HERE (hyperlink)

Post Primary Schools

Wednesday, March 14 @ 7 pm Book HERE (hyperlink)

To support schools with their planning, attendees at the #ASW information webinars will be entered in to a draw to win poly spot sets.

Participating schools will be entered into a draw for a climbing wall

Participation Awards

To recognise the commtment of schools that organise #ASW programmes, we have 8 climbing walls to give away.

Schools that register, participate and showcase their #ASW24 programmes will be entered in to the ‘Partcipation Awards’ draw which will take place on June 21st.

A climbing wall has been allocated to each of the following groups of participants:

1. Register

Register your school for #ASW24

2. Participate

Whole-school participation in #ASW24

3. Showcase

Share photos/videos of #ASW24

Active School #DanceTakeOver CHALLENGE (03.05.24)

On Friday, May 3, as part of national Active School Week, we challenge ALL schools (primary, post primary and special schools) to find ways to get their whole school community up and moving through DANCE. Registered schools can access lots of ideas and supports in the #ASW24 Resources Area.

Will YOUR SCHOOL accept the challenge?

Participation Awards

Schools that register, participate and showcase their engagement with the #DanceTakeOver challenge on May 3 will be entered in to the ‘Participation Awards’ draw which takes place on Tuesday, May 7.

Check out the #ASW24 Resources page for ideas and inspiration from schools across the country.

An outdoor portable speaker has been allocated to each of the following groups of participants:

Active School Week is a Department of Education initiative, supported by Healthy Ireland.