What is Active Schools Flag?

Active Schools Flag (ASF) is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland which recognises schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. It is open to primary and post primary, special schools and Youthreach centres in the Republic of Ireland to apply.

The ASF process requires schools to self-evaluate across three areas: Physical Education/Physical Activity/Partnerships. Thereafter schools are required to plan and implement improvements that will have a tangible effect on their school community and will satisfy the ASF Success Criteria. 


Become an Active School

In order to achieve the Active School Flag schools must begin by self-evaluating their current provision across PE, Physical Activity and Partnerships. They must then plan and implement improvements across all three areas that will have a real and tangible impact on their school community.


How to achieve the Active School Flag  - click HERE


Active Schools Flag & Cycling Ireland

Running one of Cycling Ireland's programmes in your school can help meet the success criteria needed to achieve the Active Schools flag.

Click HERE for our fun and simple guide on how to introduce cycling in your school

Alternatively why not contact a local cycling club to see how you can introduce cycling in your school. Find a local club HERE

To find out more about Active Schools click on their website HERE or to find out about running a Cycling Ireland programme in your school email programmes@cyclingireland.ie 


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