12.5.14 Active School Week 2014 launched by Minister Ciarán Cannon

An Foras Pátrúnachta / News / 12.5.14 Active School Week 2014 launched by Minister Ciarán Cannon

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The Minister of State for Training and Skills, Ciarán Cannon T.D., launched Active School Week 2014 recently.

Active School Week is a central part of the ‘Active School Flag Initiative’. The initiative recognises schools that strive to achieve a physically active and physically educated school community.

The initiative is open to primary and post primary schools, special schools and Youthreach centres. To date over 350 schools have been awarded the Flag. it is expected (Táthar ag súil go ….) that this number will increase to more than 500 by the end of the year.

Minister Cannon said, “I would encourage schools across the country to get more active. It is a wonderful opportunity for schools to promote physical activity and raise awareness of Physical Education (PE).

“I hope that all schools will get involved and I would ask that schools and parents encourage children of all ages to participate in this initiative. We all know how important it is to be physically active and I believe this initiative can enhance the PE experience of children and young people.”

For further information on Active School Flag go to http://www.activeschoolflag.ie/

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