Activ8 60 x 60 Challenge – Go Outdoors Winners!

The Activ8 60×60 Challenge – Go Outdoors has come to an end and Sport Northern Ireland is delighted to announce the winners: Congratulations to Tandragee Primary School, who won the top prize of an Outdoor Playmaker Award for the school and to the runners up St Ronan’s Primary School, Newry and Gaelscoil na mBeann, Kilkeel…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Bringing Sport and Art Together for Giro Legacy

Sport Northern Ireland was today celebrating another piece of Giro legacy at a primary school in North Belfast. On hand to help Chief Executive Antoinette McKeown at Bunscoil an tSleibhe Dhuibh Primary School, was Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín and renowned local artist Deepa Mann-Kler. Twenty-four lucky pupils at Bunscoil were selected through Sport Northern…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Announces Giro d’Italia Young Artist winners

After viewing thousands of extremely impressive entries, Sport Northern Ireland has announced the six winners of the prestigious Giro D’Italia ‘Design a Cycle Jersey’ primary school competition. The very worthy winners are: Patrick Boyd (10) of Ballyholme Primary School; Joshua Clark (8) of Camphill Primary School; Jonathan Dawson (7) of Knockloughrim Primary School; Holly McNaughton…Continue reading this article →

Paralympic Hero Opens London 2012 Inspired Playground at NI Primary School

Paralympic double Gold medallist Michael McKillop has opened a new playground at Holy Family PS in Omagh, which contains part of the London 2012 Olympic Park. Colourful matting laid by Lagan Construction Group when it built the £18 million Central Park Bridge close to the Olympic Stadium was re-laid in the school after it won…Continue reading this article →

60×60 Winning Schools

As school breaks for summer, the Sport Northern Ireland Activ8 team announce the three primary schools who conquered the Activ8 60×60 Challenge. Sport Northern Ireland’s award winning Activ8 programme teamed up with the 2013 World Police and Fire Games to roll-out an exciting on line challenge in the lead up to the Games which take…Continue reading this article →

Safe Fun in the Sun on School Sports Day

Grange Park Primary School provided a backdrop for the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland to remind parents to ensure that their children are protected from the sun on school sports day. Primary 5 pupils, assisted by Sport Northern Ireland’s Activ8 Wildcats Mascots ‘Twist and Bounce’ took part in a workshop on…Continue reading this article →

Can You Beat the 60×60 Challenge?

Sport Northern Ireland’s Activ8 programme has teamed up with the World Police and Fire Games to introduce an exciting challenge which encourages school communities to be active every day for at least 60 minutes for 60 days. The 60×60 Challenge, which aims to change lifestyle habits for a lifetime, begins on Monday 22 April and…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland’s Activ8 Scoops Award for Participation

Sport Northern Ireland’s Activ8 initiative received high praise from the Commissioner for Children and Young People at the Participation Awards. The awards, which took place at the Stormont Hotel, are presented to government departments and public bodies who demonstrate they have involved children and young people in planning services and in the decisions that affect…Continue reading this article →

Activ8 Eatwell – The Perfect Recipe for a Healthy 2013

The Minister for Sport, Carál Ní Chuilín, has launched Activ8 Eatwell for 2013. First rolled out to primary schools in 2009, Activ8 is a participation campaign which encourages children and young people to do 60 minutes of physical activity every day to keep healthy. Helping to bring Activ8 to life, Sport Northern Ireland developed several…Continue reading this article →

Wildcats Going for Gold

Double gold medallist Michael McKillop and Sport Northern Ireland’s Activ8 Wildcats are looking for new members to join their club! The Paralympic star and Activ8 Wildcats ‘Twist’ and ‘Bounce’ visited St Therese of Lisieux Primary School, Belfast, on a mission to show pupils how much fun they can at their afterschool club. Michael McKillop comments:…Continue reading this article →