Taunagh N.S. is striving to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. With help from our teachers, students, parents and wider community we hope that in 2020 our school will be recognised as an official ‘Active School’. As always, when the school community puts our minds to something we can achieve big things. This will be no different. So with everyone’s help, ideas and support, we expect to be flying the Active School Flag with pride at the end of this school year.
Physical Education Programme
The PE programme in Taunagh N.S. incorporates six strands – Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Games, Aquatics and Outdoor and Adventure Activities. Our targeting of the Active School Flag has required an audit of our PE programme. This examination will help us improve our provision of Physical Education in the school.
Active School Flag Website: www.activeschoolflag.ie
We set up our Active School Committee. The Committee members are: (L – R) Ellen O’Hara, Finn O’Hara, Victoria, Penny and Karl Barlow.
A key part of the ASF process is finding ways to encourage less active children to ENJOY physical activity more. Therefore, it is essential that the voice of less active children is represented alongside the voice of more active children on the ASF Committee.
The ASF Committee organised the Spooktacular Disco at Halloween, which was a great success. Well done!
The pupils in 2nd to 6th class attended eight weeks of swimming lessons in Aura Leisure Centre in Carrick-on-Shannon in the first school term this year.
We started “active lines” to increase the fitness and activity levels of all the children in Taunagh N.S. At the end of each break, the playground leaders lead each line in activity.