2017 Nominations

The #BeActive Awards is a central element of the European Week of Sport. Sport Ireland as the National Coordinating Body for the European Week of Sport in Ireland could nominate three selections to the European Commission.

 

St Joseph’s BNS Terenure - #BeActive Education Award

The #BeActive Education Award is looking to identify three educational establishments that can demonstrate how they have promoted active educational settings in addition to sport/physical activity classes in the standard curriculum to encourage young people to #BeActive.

St. Joseph’s Boys National School are worthy nominees for the #BeActive Education award. Since 2014 the whole school community of pupils, parents, teachers and external clubs and organisations have worked collaboratively to ensure the pupils develop an interest in being active, playing sport and eating healthily.

St Josephs

Using campaigns such as Super Troopers, where active homework became a daily occurrence, helps to embed activity into student’s daily routine. The inclusive nature of .Theme days were students got to engage with activities like skipping, fencing and cricket raised awareness with students on the many ways to #BeActive.

These are just some examples of the many reasons why St. Joseph’s Terenure were nominated for the #BeActive Education Award.

Find out more about the school here ->  www.stjosephsterenure.ie

St Brigids GNS, Killester -  #BeActive Education Award

The #BeActive Education Award is looking to identify three educational establishments that can demonstrate how they have promoted active educational settings in addition to sport/physical activity classes in the standard curriculum to encourage young people to #BeActive.

St Brigids

St. Brigid’s identified some issues relating to lack of activity in the school that existed and the whole school community embarked on a campaign to tackle these. Activities such as Drop Everything and Run and Wake up Shake Up were introduced to pupils. Organised fundraisers such as a Skipathon involved parents and grandparents. Establishing a Wall of Heroes acknowledged extracurricular achievements outside school and promotes ways of being active outside school

St. Brigid’s GNS have integrated physical activity into their school day to ensure that teaching and learning takes place in a fun and active manner

Find out more about the school here ->  https://stbrigidsgns.ie/

Patricia Buckley - #BeActive Local Hero Award

The #BeActive Local Hero Award is looking to identify an individual who has worked consistently to promote participation in sport and physical activity in their local community and society at large.

Patricia has been the driving force behind the establishment of parkrun in Castlerea. parkrun is a free, weekly, 5km timed run organised in communities throughout Ireland. They are open to everyone, free and are safe and easy to take part in.

Patricia Buckley

Patricia began in January 2017 when she decided to bring a parkrun to her community she picked a suitable route that would be accessible and inclusive for runners, joggers, walkers and buggies. A fundraising drive took place to purchase the equipment needed to start the event and the first event was held in April 2017 and has been held every Saturday since.

This has benefitted the local community from young to old and has provided an opportunity for the community to participate in physical activity leading to a happier and healthier community. This would not have been possible without Patricia and her team of volunteers.  

Find out more about parkrun here -> www.parkrun.ie