I would like to bring to your attention the exciting ‘Active Break Every Day Challenge‘, which is brought to you by the Olympic Federation of Ireland in partnership with Active School Flag. See details below, and the links to access the free resources to support the initiative in your school.
This 4-week challenge is designed to support teachers, at all class levels, to build movement breaks into their daily routine. It is one of the KEY whole-school initiatives that primary schools working towards ASF must undertake and should form part of the annual calendar for all ASF schools. This challenge is open to all primary schools regardless of whether you are working towards being an Active School.
Olympic Movement Break Resources
This year, Active School Flag is excited to partner with the Olympic Federation of Ireland and their Dare to Believe Schools Programme to bring schools a brand NEW Olympic Movement Breaks suite of resources, ideal for the Active Breaks challenge.
- Students will be introduced to Team Ireland Olympic athletes, across a range of different sports (Athletics, Break Dancing, Boxing, Gymnastics, Hockey, Para Power Lifting, Rugby 7s, Swimming) who will set classroom-based, movement break challenges.
- Twentyshort (3-5 minutes) movement break videos are provided, which include activities and ideas suitable for all ages and abilities.
- A downloadable challenge chart is also available to allow classes to record their progress as they complete each of the movement break videos.
- Short biography pieces will accompany the resource, allowing students and staff to find out a little bit more about each athlete and their chosen sport.
- Find Out More
All resources are available FREE of charge to teachers, students, coaches and parents that complete this short REGISTRATION form