Boolavouge NS - Keep Fit! Keep Active! Keep Happy!
Boolavouge NS – Keep Fit! Keep Active! Keep Happy!

The pupils, parents and staff of Boolavogue National School continue to work together on a very successful Active School journey and we continue to strive for further success. After almost three years of endless activities, new initiatives, rejuvenated resources and a super fit school community, our first Active Flag was raised in June 2014 by Olympic boxer Adam Nolan. This flag symbolised the hard work by the whole school community who followed direction and example from a wonderful Active School committee. We are currently one of only 15 Active Schools in County Wexford- an honour to be extremely proud of! Some of the initiatives which led Boolavogue N.S. to this eagerly sought after status are as follows:

  • Hurling 365Boolavogue NS Active Schools Flag
  • Try-It Tuesday
  • Try-a-hat-a-lon
  • National Bowling Day
  • Walk a mile with a Smile
  • Seachtain na Gaeilge 1km Rith
  • Basketball League
  • Soccer League
  • Bling your Bike to School
  • Parent Pedal Power
  • Active School Week

Our school day is also regularly rejuvenated within the classroom with ‘brainercise’ activities such as yoga, zumba and fresh start fitness classes all led by the wonderful gang on the Go Noodle website. These regular brain breaks boost energy levels fuelling their brains for further learning fun.

Each June, an Active Week is held in Boolavogue N.S. and this is certainly a highlight of the school year. The whole school takes part in various lunchtime activities such as hulahoopathons, skipathons, welly throwing and penalty shoot outs to mention a few attractions. Even the parents put on the runners and take part in parent races on Sports Day. In 2014, the Parent Pedal Power challenge saw the parent’s clock up enough kilometres on the exercise bike to cycle from Boolavogue to Dublin and back again!

Keep fit! Keep Happy! Keep Active! is our official Active School Motto. This was created by Rita Redmond who was a member of our Active School Committee. The whole community of Boolavogue N.S. is certainly: FIT, ACTIVE AND HAPPY!!!! We plan to keep it that way.