Supporting sport & active recreation in Louth

Be Active ASAP

Be Active ASAPThe Be Active After-School Activity Programme is an exciting new initiative currently being delivered in 75 schools in the HSE Dublin North East area. This programme is co-ordinated through the Health Promotion Department of the HSE Dublin North East, lead by Dr. Nazih Eldin. Over 2,000 children from Meath, Louth, Dublin, Monaghan and Cavan are currently participating in the programme. The programme is being rolled out nationally from September 2012.

The Be Active ASAP programme aims to improve the physical activity patterns of school children by introducing them to a wide variety of activities in a fun, supportive, positive environment where everyone is involved. The programme, which is aimed at 7-8-year-olds, is facilitated by teacher leaders and supported by parent leaders and takes place once per week, after school, on school grounds.  The programme links with the Physical Education Curriculum for 1st/2nd class, building on what has been learned in class through age-appropriate activities in the areas of games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and outdoor and adventure activities.

The Be Active ASAP is offered free of charge to schools. The programme includes training for teachers, a comprehensive folder of resource cards, a teacher handbook and ongoing advice and support visits. The Health Promotion Department of the HSE Dublin North East is supported in the co-ordination of the programme by Louth Sports Partnership, in association with the Irish Sports Council.  Resources for the programme were compiled by the physical education staff of the Education Department of St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.

This positive initiative will be open to further primary schools in Louth. If you would like to register your school for the Be active ASAP please contact Louth Local Sports Partnership. For more information and a list of participating schools visit www.beactiveasap.ie . The Be Active After-School Activity Programme is an exciting new initiative currently being delivered in 75 schools in the HSE Dublin North East area.  The programme is being rolled out nationally from September 2012.

This positive initiative will be open to further primary schools in Louth. If you would like to register your school for the Be active ASAP please contact Louth Local Sports Partnership.  Contact Celine : 042 9324356.