In September 2014, Villiers School launched the Active Schools Flag programme. It is a nationwide initiative supported by the Department of Education in recognising schools that promote a broad and varied Physical Education curriculum as well as encourage physical activity in all aspects of school life.
In our quest for the Flag, a committee of 13 students from Transition Year have been working diligently planning, designing, organising and of course implementing new initiatives and activities. Our big focus is running an Active Week in the school on the 23rd – 27th of March. This will incorporate games, tournaments, recreational activities, talks, debates and presentations and we are taking a cross-curricular approach as all of our enthusiastic teachers will be supporting the event by promoting physical activity through their subject.
On Friday the 20th of March, the school will be visited by the Elvery’s Sports Power Team who will spend the day putting students through their paces in a series of fun and fitness activities. This is part of another nationwide programme called the Schools Fitness Challenge sponsored by Aviva which is looking at fitness levels of secondary school students. All students took part in the beep test earlier in the year and will be hoping to improve on their score in the next round.
We are very grateful to all the teachers and students who have given their time and their creativity to this project. We are always open and accepting to help, support and advice during this busy period.