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ACTIVE SCHOOL WEEK (#ASW21)
National #ASW21 takes place 26-30 April. 

#ASW21 - REGISTER Your School
Participating schools are asked to complete the short 
REGISTER for #ASW21 at the bottom of the #ASW21 website page.

 #ASW21 - Active Every Day Challenge
The #ASW21 Active Every Day Challenge encourages schools and homes to work together to help more children and young people gain more active minutes every day. The challenge has three parts:
 
Active at SCHOOL
Schools are challenged to find three different ways to energise the school day.

#ASW21 DAILY Challenges
Schools are also asked to send out daily physical activity challenges during #ASW21. These challenges could be set by a member of staff, a sports organisation, a local or national role model, or even by one of Ireland’s Tokyo 2021 Olympians (see below).
 
Active at HOME

Parents and guardians are asked to encourage children/young people to find ways of being active after school. Even better if the whole family joins in!

#ASW21 - Website Page
All of the Active Every Day challenge resources (Irish and English versions), plus lots of #ASW21 ideas, supports and contacts are available on the #ASW21 website page.

#ASW21 - Webinars (THIS Week) 
We encourage anyone planning an #ASW21 programme to JOIN US at one of the #ASW21 webinars which are scheduled for tomorrow (13th) and on Thursday (15th). The #ASW21 webinars are designed to:
  • Explain the Active Every Day challenge
  • Share lots of NEW ideas and resources 
  • Showcase great challenge ideas from schools across the country
Representatives from the Irish Heart Foundation and the Olympic Federation of Ireland will give short presentations about resources that will enhance #ASW21 programmes.

Tuesday, April 13th (3.45-4.45) REGISTER
Thursday, April 15th (3.45-4.45) REGISTER
 
#ASW21 - LOCAL HERO Day (30/4/21)  
This month's #FeelGoodFriday takes place during national #ASW21. This initiative asks schools to look to their local communities for a physical activity role model, and to invite this LOCAL HERO to set a physical activity challenge for their school community. Share your #FeelGoodFriday Local Hero photos/videos with @ActiveFlag @HealthyIreland @Education_Ire on April 30th, to be in with a chance to win a set of outdoor speakers for your school. 
FIND OUT More 


KEEP WELL National Campaign
The national Keep Well campaign is aimed at showing people of all ages, how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines. Please bring these resources to the attention of your school community.  
Keep Well - Family Fitness
Keep Well - Kids Only
Keep Well - Children with Autism 
Keep Well - Disabilities 
Keep Well - Get Ireland Walking APP
View ALL Resources


NEW - BIZZY Breaks (Irish Heart Foundation) 
The Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) has created a number of NEW interactive Bizzy Breaks resources especially for #ASW21. These FREE resources are ideal for short physical activity breaks in the classroom, and as FUN family activities after school. 

Funky Fruit Spinning Wheel 
Active Outdoors
Dance Dice
Alphabet Actions
Animal Moves 
Movement Dice
View ALL Activities


#ASW21 - OLYMPIAN Challenges 
The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) is delighted to share five #ASW21 OLYMPIAN Challenge videos. These FUN challenges are set to encourage children, young people and their families to move more and to enjoy being active!
#ASW21 Olympian Challenge - Shoot the Can 
#ASW21 Olympian Challenge - Ring Toss
#ASW21 Challenge - Sack Race
#ASW21 Challenge - Egg and Spoon 
#ASW21 Challenge - Obstacle Race
View ALL Challenges

These #ASW21 challenges are also a great way to introduce school communities to some of the athletes that will represent Ireland at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics later this year. View Athlete Profiles

OFI encourages teachers to keep the #ASW21 momentum going throughout May, by joining the
 Olympic Schools Challenge - Road to Tokyo (starts May 6th) FIND OUT More 
 

#TakeOnTheTEACHERS (Ireland Active)
Ireland Active is delighted to support #ASW21 with the return of #TakeOnTheTeachers!  

TEACHERS - We want you and your class to get involved, to be in with a chance of winning a €150 sports voucher for your school. 

FIND OUT More 


#ASW21 - School AWARDS
Please SHARE your #ASW21 photos/videos, including the hashtag #ASW21, to be in with a chance to win prizes for your school. 
@ActiveFlag @HealthyIreland @Education_Ire

If your school doesn’t have a Twitter account please email resources@activeschoolflag.ie the URL of the #ASW21 page on your school website, remembering to include #ASW21 and your school roll number in the subject line. 


 
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