Active School

Please see our Blog for all the activities we completed for Active School Week 2021/22

Active School Week Tennis               

Active School Week- Sports Day               

Active School Week- Gymnastics           

Active School Week- Peace IV Walk at Garadice    


We are delighted to announce that Newtowngore N.S. has been awarded the Active School Flag Award! Active School Flag is awarded to schools who “strive to achieve a physical educated and physically active school community“.  Well done to all pupils and teachers who put in many hours of hard work and dedication to make this Award possible. We were also delighted to have Santa raise our new Flag.


Here in Newtowngore, we are very proud of our Active School status, and work very hard to keep it!  Since we were awarded our Active School Flag, we have made some additions to our playground;  our adventure trail.  We also have a picturesque setting to keep active 

in, with 2 football pitches and 2 basketball hoops, and let’s not forget our wonderful flower garden!  Our playground really is a fun place to be.

During the year, we have lots of sporting events and classes to keep us active.

We also join up with other local schools regularly for fun days and activities.

We began our renewal application for our active schools flag during the school year 2019/2020 and it has continued onto the 2020/2021 school year. Due to school closures, there has been some activities that could not be completed, however, have a look below at some of the great that the boys and girls in Newtowngore N.S have been doing so far.

Our Active School’s Flag Slogan

Physical Education:

PE Equipment and Storage:

  • Our school has age appropriate equipment to teach all of the PE strands.
  • All our equipment and resources are well labelled, organised and easily accessible.
  • Our school undertakes an equipment audit once a year, replacing old and broken equipment.



Physical Activity:

Run Around Ireland – The boys and girls have been putting in a great effort to reach all the destinations set out on the map that can be seen below:


Here are the boys and girls from both rooms taking part in the run:


Classroom Breaks:


Calendar Events:

Halloween – The pupils completed an outdoor and adventure activity in their costumes. They needed to find all the missing pieces to a spooky jigsaw and assemble it. 


Easter – The children in both rooms had an Easter egg hunt.



‘What club are you in?’ Survey

James, William and Sam conducted some research into what clubs the students in our school are in.The results of the data that they collected can be seen below.

Playground Leaders

In the senior room we had playground leaders for certain days during the week. This was done before the Christmas holidays. On a day when we were having playground leaders, two class members were chosen to be a leader. Those students got to choose what activities would be done during break-time. This allowed us to play a variety of different games during break-times. 


Partner School – Greaghrahan National School

As part of the Peace IV programme, the students of both schools have been engaging with the ‘Share the Walk’activity.In this activity the pupils in both schools need to travel the 18.2 km between both schools. Details of the activity and the table  used by the children to keep a record of their own distances covered can be seen below:


As part of ‘Active Schools Week’ the children participated in a sports quiz to test their knowledge against the children in Greaghrahan.

Active Schools Week



Nature Loop Walk

Today the children and staff went for a nature walk as part of the active flag.   A nature walk is an excellent way to stimulate a child’s appreciation for the natural world around us and also incorporates exercise.



This is where the children took part in exercise for 10 minutes at 10.00 o’clock in the morning on Active Schools Week



We were delighted to have a representative from PAWS ((Primary Aquatics Water Safety) to come into school today and talk to the children about watersafety.  PAWS outlines life-saving guidelines for children of every age and is available digitally to every school in the country. It teaches children how to be safe around water in homes, farms, pools, beaches and on our waterways.



It was great to have Pat O’ Toole from Leitrim Sports Partnership come and do athletics with all the children, lots of fun was had by all.


Yoga with Sharon Brennan

Sharon Brennan came to our school to do yoga with all the kids.  Yoga can enhance your child’s strength, coordination and flexibility, while encouraging body awareness and self-esteem. It can reduce your child’s anxiety and stress and promote a sense of calmness.

Tennis with the Teachers

Today Miss Magee and Mrs Anderson took the children out for Tennis. The children learned positioning, strategy, and anticipation which are almost more important than being able to hit the ball well. 


Sports Day with Michelle Fanning

We were delighted to have Michelle Fanning come and do sports day with us and do different kind of sports with all the kids.