The Be Active ASAP programme aims to improve the physical activity patterns of school children by introducing them to a wide variety of activities in a fun, supportive, positive environment where everyone is involved. The programme, which is aimed at 7-8-year-olds, is facilitated by teacher leaders and supported by parent leaders and takes place once per week, after school, on school grounds. The programme links with the Physical Education Curriculum for 1st/2nd class, building on what has been learned in class through age-appropriate activities in the areas of games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and outdoor and adventure activities.
The Be Active ASAP is offered free of charge to schools. The programme includes training for teachers, a comprehensive folder of resource cards, a teacher handbook and ongoing advice and support visits. The Health Promotion Department of the HSE Dublin North East is supported in the co-ordination of the programme by Roscommon Sports Partnership, in association with Sport Ireland. Resources for the programme were compiled by the physical education staff of the Education Department of St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.
This positive initiative will be open to primary schools in Laois. If you would like to register your school for the Be active ASAP please contact Roscommon Sports Partnership. For more information and a list of participating schools visit www.beactiveasap.ie.
Phone: 046 9067346