Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active


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Walking Challenges for Schools

Cork Sports runs Schools Challenges on an annual basis. Take a look at our recent posts for more information on upcoming challenges.

Active Schools Flag

Active School Flag (ASF) is a Department of Education initiative supported by Healthy Ireland, and part of the National Physical Activity Plan.

The ASF initiative provides schools with a framework to guide, support and incentivise them to work towards achieving a physically educated and physically active school community.

Once awarded, ASF remains valid for a period of 3 years, after which time schools are invited to re-engage with the process.

For more information and how to apply, follow the link below: 

Active Schools Flag

Active Schools Walkway

Active School Flag, in partnership with Get Ireland Walking, have produced a WALKWAY resource pack for schools that are working towards the Active School Flag. This resource pack provides everything that you need to mark out a walking/running route around the perimeter of your
school grounds.
The purpose of this IDEAS booklet is to highlight the many ways that the walkway route can be used to:
• ENERGISE the school day
• Support the PHYSICAL EDUCATION programme
• Promote ACTIVE LEARNING across a wide variety
of subject areas

Follow the link below to access a downloadable resource pack: 

Active School Walkway

Green Schools No-Idling Toolkit

Green Schools have developed a No-Idling Toolkit for Schools. 

Running a car without going anywhere just doesn’t make any sense!                                                         

Here are four reasons why:
Environment: When an engine is running, it emits carbon dioxide (CO2), the main
greenhouse gas responsible for climate change. By switching off your engine when
stopped, you stop these emissions too!

Health: Idling makes for worse air quality, which is bad for human health. Young
people are at greater risk of the health impacts of air pollution because their lungs
are still developing.                                                                                                                                               

Money: Idling wastes fuel that you’re paying for – that just burns a hole in your

Safety: When cars and buses are idling outside a school, it is harder for students to hear cars
that are actually moving, which might be hidden behind the idling cars.

Download the resource here if you would like create an Idling-Free School:


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