Active Home Week

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Dear Pupils, Parents and Staff

Our school has been working towards the Active School Flag this year. This week is Active Home Week and we are asking everybody in St. Mary’s NS to take part.

ABOUT the Challenge

The idea of the #ActiveHomeWeekchallenge is to:

· Reach out to parents/guardians to support the work that is taking place in their school

· Support parents by providing them with ideas and a challenge format to encourage children to build physical activity into their day

· Encourage children to find NEW ways of being physically active that they ENJOY

· Raise awareness about the fact that children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day

To complete the challenge children have to find four different ways of being active every day making sure that this add up to 60 MINUTES, or more. Children are encouraged to try something NEW, have FUN with a family activity and to ENJOY the week!

You can record your daily activity on the Challenge Chart which you can print and post back to us at school or there is a fillable version which you can send back to

We need over 50% response for it to count as one of our activities towards achieving the Active School Flag. We are sure you will have lots of great ideas for being active. Be sure to check out the Ideas Word Cloud attachment. We would love to receive a photo of your activity which you can email to the school.

Best of luck everybody and let’s get ACTIVE AT HOME!!!! #ActiveHomeWeek #StaySafe #TogetherButApart

Ms. Elliffe and Mrs. Horgan