Today marked a monumentous day for Scoil Mhuire NS Abbeyleix, as they hoisted their first Active Schools flag.
Laois hurling goalkeeper and Abbeyleix GAA clubman Enda Rowland was on hand to mark the occasion, as well as members of All-Ireland winning Laois minor camogie team.
Bagpipes, an ice-cream van and numerous proud parents visited Scoil Mhuire today to see the blue flag being hoisted high into the air, among the blue and white flags the children were waving.
The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.
Schools wishing to achieve the ASF begin the process by self-evaluating their current provision across 3 areas: Physical Education, Physical Activity and Partnerships.
Schools must also organise an Active School Week programme and commit to having it as part of their annual school calendar.
Schools that can say ‘yes’ to all of the ASF success criteria will be awarded with the active flag.
We went along to capture some great moments from today in Abbeyleix.