Background

The Active Schools / Blue Flag programme is run by the Department of Education and Skills, to recognise schools who strive to achieve a physically educated and active school community. We have been working towards achieving this flag since Autumn 2015, following the success of achieving our two Green Flags for litter / waste and energy.

The mascot and slogan competition at the outset produced very creative entries, with ‘Don’t Delay, Be Active Today’ emerging as victorious. The reminder of ‘Be Active Your Way – 60 Minutes Every Day’ helps to encourage the children to be active in whatever way they like each day. Finally, the Active School Code is ‘GET FIT’ which stands for:

Go on a Run
Exercise is Fun
Taney School says Being
Fit is Cool
If you Exercise Every Day
Taney School will say “Hip Hip Hooray”