Active School Flag

Behy National School Active School Flag


(See above some images from our Active School Flag-raising Ceremony)

We have been awarded an Active School Flag for striving to achieve a physical educated and physically active school community. Much hard work went into achievement under the leadership of Ms. Walkin, Ms. Hazel O’Donnell and the Active Schools Committee. They worked with the staff and children of the school to ensure we taught a broad and balanced PE curriculum and helped us plan, implement and monitor improvements in PE and physical activity. As part of the process we informed and invited the whole school community to participate in the ASF process.

We have a long and proud tradition of sport and physical activity in Behy National School particularly in relation to Gaelic games. We proudly display the match ball from Mayo’s last All-Ireland win in 1951, kindly donated to the school by team member and past-pupil, Fr. Peter Quinn. In participating in the Active Schools Programme, our aim was to build on and broaden this sporting tradition.

Over the course of the 2-year programme, a great number and range of physical activities were provided for the children in Behy National School including a full ‘Active School Week.’ Some of the many fun activities we engaged in included:


  • Cumann na mBunscol Hurling
  • Cumann na mBunscol football
  • Kenny Cup soccer
  • School World Cup soccer tournament
  • Gymnastics for infant classes
  • Swimming provided for 1st– 6th classes
  • Mayo Cross Country
  • 5km Runs during lunch time
  • Traditional School Sports Day
  • Boxercise taster sessions for all children & Boxercise After School Sessions run during Winter & Spring
  • Olympics for Schools
  • Outdoor & Adventure Orienteering
  • Aerobics Friday
  • Fun Day Friday
  • Two Min Tuesday
  • Dodge ball Friday
  • Parent’s Weekly Walk
  • Halloween Fancy Dress Walk
  • Active Homework
  • Active Tours
  • PE Slogan Competition
  • Achievements Book put together by Active Schools Committee
  •  Active School Flag Link on Website maintained by Active Schools Committee
  • ASF Notice board maintained by Active Schools Committee
  • Mini 7s football
  • Cuilí  hurling
  • After school Gaelic football training provided for members of our teams in Ardnaree Sarsfields’ grounds
  • Celebrity Bainisteoir Tournament
  • Tag Rugby
  • FAI Soccer





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