It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the website of the Be Active After-School Activity Programme (ASAP). The Health Promotion Department of the HSE Dublin North East is especially delighted to support this programme as it adds significantly to our Health Promoting Schools programme, involving parents in their children’s physical activity experiences and working in partnership with principals and teachers. The Be Active ASAP aims to improve the physical activity patterns of school children by introducing them to a wide variety of activities in a fun, supportive, positive environment, fostering positive attitudes toward physical activity during children’s crucial formative years.

Emer Smyth, Interim Manager,

Dept. of Health Promotion & Improvement, HSE Dublin North East.




Be Active ASAP

Takes place after school on school grounds.

This offers a safe, familiar, convenient setting for an age-appropriate introduction to after-school physical activity.

Designed for 7-8 year olds.

This is an age at which children begin to make decisions regarding their likes/dislikes or abilities regarding physical activity.

Led by trained teacher leaders.

Teachers were chosen to lead the programme as they have the knowledge to adjust activities to challenge children appropriately, irrespective of ability.

Involves parents in their children’s physical activity.

Parental support is crucial to the programme to improve the adult:child ratio, to support the teacher and to set a good example for the children.

Gives children the chance to succeed.

This programme concentrates on building confidence across a broad range of activities echoing the Physical Education Curriculum for Primary Schools experienced by children during the school day.


Below are some examples of the Be Active ASAP in action.


Latest News +

Active School Week 2016
Friday, 11 March 2016

NOTE TO SCHOOLS: Active School Week 2016 is from April 25th-29th.

Be Active ASAP and my school
Wednesday, 24 February 2016

'Be Active ASAP and my school' We are inviting all schools that have been trained to deliver Be Active ASAP to submit a few words on the title 'Be Active ASAP and my school'. Short testimonials from  [ ... ]

Teacher training
Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Nationwide teacher training Be Active ASAP teacher training is being scheduled nationwide during the Spring and after easter. If your school is interested in participating in the programme, please fi [ ... ]

Active School Flag
Monday, 25 January 2016

The Active School Flag section of the this website has been updated. The successful criteria, information leaflet and a link to more details on Active School Week are now available under the Active Sc [ ... ]

***2015 Infographic***
Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Thank you to all the schools, teachers, parents and children that participated in 2015. A huge thank you to the HSE, Sport Ireland including all the LSP's and St. Pat's DCU for their continued suppo [ ... ]