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Be Active After-School Activity Programme Welcomes New Schools



The award-winning Be Active After-School Activity Programme, which was delivered in 4 Monaghan primary schools in 2010 is set to see 9 schools participating in 2011.

The Be Active ASAP is a weekly programme of varied after-school activities supervised by volunteer teachers and supported by volunteer parents. The programme runs with 1st, 2nd or 3rd class children in participating schools.



The Be Active After-School Activity Programme was delivered in 47 primary schools across the north east in 2010 with 1,379 children, 322 parent leaders and 160 teacher leaders taking part. With the new schools that have signed up to deliver the weekly after-school activity sessions, the total number of schools who will be participating throughout the north east in the coming school year is 75.



The Be Active After-School Activity Programme is an initiative of the Health Promotion Department of the HSE Dublin North East and was named Best Health Promotion Project at the 2011 National Health Literacy Awards. 



Monaghan schools who will be participating in the coming year are as follows:


St. Louis GNS, Monaghan
St. Joseph’s BNS, Carrickmacross
Scoil Rois, Carrickmacross
Scoil Phádraig, Corduff
St. Mary’s NS, Glaslough
Corracrin NS, Emyvale
Scoil Mhicil Naofa, Annyalla
Scoil Naomh Phádraig, Oram
Castleblayney Convent Infant, Castleblayney



Schools who register to deliver the Be Active After-School Activity Programme receive a free resource folder, free training for teachers, certificates for participants and ongoing advice and support.


For more information on the programme and to find out how to register your school you can visit the programme website at or

contact the co-ordinator, Eileen McEvoy, on 087 2402020.