Active Schools

Active School Flag

The Active School Flag (ASF) initiative is a Department of Education and Skills initiative (DES) supported by Healthy Ireland (HI) which aims to get more schools, more active, more often. It is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physical active school community. Here at Lindsay Road National School we are striving to become more physically active both in school and at home. You can keep up to date with all of our activities here.

Physical Education

The Physical Education curriculum allows for one of hour of physical activity each week. our four class teachers teach a broad and balanced PE curriculum here in LRNS each year; We cover the six strands of:

  • Athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Outdoor and Adventure Activities
  • Games
  • Aquatics.

The school also update it's subject PE Policy in 2019.

PE policy for Lindsay Road Finished (1).docx

Athletics

Our 3rd and 4th class enjoy an Athletics lessons delivered by B.Ed P.E. specialism students from DCU St. Pats.

Physical Activity

As well as teaching physical education here in LRNS we encourage our whole school community to be physically active each day. Here are some of the fun and inclusive ways that we are keeping active!

  • Active Classroom Breaks
  • Active Lunchtimes
  • Active Travel to and from School
  • Alternative homework such as physical activity
  • Two teacher led after school sports clubs
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Some pictures from our ‘ACTIVE BREAK Every DAY’ Challenge which started on November 11th. Our active school committee keep each classroom and our active schools board updated about what active break we are doing on a particular day. We like to come together on a Friday and complete a whole school active break.

PE Equipment

This year we were very fortunate to receive some funding from the Croke Park Community Fund. We invested the money in some much needed equipment for the school. We invested in equipment to enhance the teaching of all strands as well as investing in some adapted equipment to enable students in our school with additional needs to access our PE lessons.

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Partnerships

Lindsay Road NS has developed some excellent partnerships with local sports partnerships, local clubs and societies and with the local university's sports department.

Active Schools Week