On Friday the 31st of March Minister Katherine Zappone visited Tallaght Community school. The objective of the visit was to gain an insight into how the school has adapted the post-primary Active Schools Programme. The visit afforded students the unique opportunity to present all of the hard work they had done throughout the year. As part of the Active School’s programme, Tallaght Community School ran an activity-based survey at the beginning of the academic year 2016. The results revealed that 53% of the student population did not participate in any activity or sport in school.
Based on these findings the Active School’s committee set about implementing a series of active incentives, which aimed to create a culture that promoted physical exercise and wellbeing at TCS. The programme has been widely received by staff and students alike. Some of the highlights of the programme include and Active Schools week which took place on January 16th 2017. Furthermore, students were introduced to an array of exercise classes, which they would not normally encounter. For example, Kangoo Fitness, Yoga and Kickboxing.
The Active Schools programme will culminate with a couch to 5k ‘Darkness into Light’ run, which will take place on Saturday the 6th of May in Tymon Park, Tallaght. Well done to Ms Katie Moran, the Active School’s co-ordinator and all of the Staff and Students for their dedicated work on the Active Schools programme. Pics