Be Active After School Activity Programme (ASAP) is a primary school physical activity programme that 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.
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;
- ongoing advice and support visits.
The Health Promotion and Improvement Department of the HSE 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 in DCU college of Education.
If you would like to register your school for Be Active ASAP please fill out the expression of interest form here: http://www.beactiveasap.ie/contact/expression-of-interest
For more information please visit www.beactiveasap.ie or contact the national coordinator on 0469067337.