Fossa National School has been actively involved in securing the prestigious Active Flag Award for 2014. The Active School Flag was launched by the Department of Education and Skills in 2009. It is a non-competitive initiative which seeks to recognise schools (both primary and post-primary) that provide quality PE, co-curricular physical activity and sports programmes for their students.
Thank you to Lisa Kerfoot, PE co-ordinator for all the work she does behind the scenes ensuring access to quality resources and maximum participation by all children. All classes in our school took part in Get Active Week which was held from June 9th to 13th. Get active week was a culmination of our yearly endeavours to promote sport in school. Local clubs and parents were invited to present taster sessions of a variety of sports to all the children in our school.
The children from all classes took part in a timetabled sporting activity every day from Monday to Thursday and the school’s Sports Day was held on Friday. The aim of the entire week was to get children to get active and have fun experiencing a wide variety of sports and other recreational activities. A huge thank you to Lisa our Sports teacher who has co-ordinated the week’s activities such as Badminton, Circuit Training, Fitness Testing, SNAG Golf, Swimming, Hip Hop Dancing, Orienteering, Athletics, Soccer, GAA, Rowing, Tae Kwon Do, Rugby, Pilates and Eco Adventure Day.