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Gurraneasig NS has recently achieved its very first Active School Flag (ASF).   This flag recognises schools like ours that strive to achieve a physically educated and active school.
The ASF is a non competitive initiative which highlights the importance of physical activity and sport in school and communities in which they are based.

A healthy lifestyle is vital for a child's well-being and keeping fit is an important part of this.  Physical Education (PE) provides children with learning opportunities through the medium of movement and contributes to their overall development by helping them to lead full, active and healthy lives.

As well as enjoying a wide range of activities in PE and games in school , we participate in inter school competitions and tournaments, outside of school, such as Cork City & County 'Cis Pheil na mBun Scoil' (Basketball), West Cork Cumann na mBun Scoil comepition (GAA), Cork Primary Schools Sports (Athletics) and upcoming events  Orienteering, Tennis & Creative Dance.

Traditionally we hold an annual School Sports Day every June which includes pupils, family & wider community in a fun and non competitative setting.

Aims of the Active Schools Programme:

To raise awareness of the value and importance of physical education in primary schools.
•To acknowledge the professional contribution of the class teacher as the driving force for physical education, physical activity and sport in the school.
•To make explicit the teaching and learning opportunities afforded by PE.
•To generate the support and involvement of the wider school community during the course of Active School Week and over the course of the school year.
•To acknowledge the creativity, initiative and commitment of a school community in the promotion of a physically educated school population.

To promote goals such as:

The importance of enjoyment and play
•Maximum participation by all children
•The development of skills and understanding
•A balance between competitive and non competitive activities
•A balance between contact and non contact activities
•Opportunities for achievement for each child
•Activities equally suitable for boys and girls.

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