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Seconday Schools Programmes

Published: September 15, 2022

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) is committed to helping schools become more active and providing opportunities for teachers to participate in training courses.

To help schools achieve this, we are offering the following opportunities:

To register for any of the above Programmes,
p
lease complete this online Expression of Interest Form

For more information please contact Peter Jones at pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

Primary School Athletics

Published: September 15, 2022

WSP in partnership with Athletics Ireland are offering schools a 4-week athletics programme on school premises. The programme will be delivered by an Athletics Ireland development officer and focus on linking in with local clubs. The session will show children how to run, throw and jump. The programme is available for junior infants to 6th class.

Cost: The cost of the programme per class is €140 which covers 4 x 1-hour sessions for a class of your choice. If a school wishes to involve multiple classes, the programme can be delivered for the full day covering 5 classes at a cost of €700.
Logistics: Schools to contact WSP and date and times for the programme can then be arranged.

To register your interest for the Athletics Programme,
please complete this online Expression of Interest Form

For more information please contact Peter Jones at pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Startbox Programme

Published: September 15, 2022


WSP in partnership with the IABA and Tramore, Dungarvan, St. Paul’s and St. Saviour’s Boxing clubs are offering a four-week Startbbox programme on school premises.  The programme focuses on fun, participation and movement, as opposed to the skills of Boxing

Cost: WSP will fund 50% of the programme with schools paying €70 for the four sessions

Logistics: Schools to contact WSP to be put on a waiting list. The programme is delivered by a qualified boxing instructor on the school premises at a date agreed between school and WSP.

To register your interest for the Boxing Programme,
please complete this online Expression of Interest Form

For more information please contact Peter Jones at pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Muay Thai Fitness

Published: September 15, 2022


WSP have linked with Waterford Muay Thai to deliver a 4-week Muay Thai Programme in schools for 1st to 6th class.

Cost: WSP will fund 50% of the programme with schools paying €125 for four sessions
Logistics: The programme is delivered by a qualified Muay Thai instructor on school premises at a date agreed between the school and WSP.

To register your interest for the Muay Thia Programme,
please complete this online Expression of Interest Form

For more information please contact Peter Jones at pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Non-Contact Rugby

Published: September 14, 2022


WSP in partnership with Munster Rugby, Dungarvan RFC and Waterford City RFC are offering non-contact rugby to schools developing basic fundamental movement and rugby skills.

The programme can be delivered in a hall, school yard or field and incudes 3 x 30-minute sessions. This is available for 1st to 6th class.

Cost: The subsidised cost of this programme is €25 per class.

Logistics: Qualified Munster Rugby and local coaches will deliver these sessions to one class in the school. There is the option for multiple classes to avail of the programme upon request. Dates and times to be agreed between WSP and the school.

To register your interest for the Rugby Programme,
please complete this online Expression of Interest Form

For more information please contact Peter Jones at pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Hoops Life

Published: September 14, 2022


WSP are partnering with Hoops Life to deliver a 4-week Basketball Programme in primary schools for Junior infants to 6th class.
This can take place in a hall or outdoors.

Cost: The cost of the programme is €8 per child for the 4 weeks e.g. a class of 30 will cost €320. WSP will fund €25% of the class cost School to contact

Logistics: WSP who will coordinate with Hoops Life to organise dates & times.


To register your interest for the Hoops Life Programme,
please complete this online Expression of Interest Form

For more information please contact Peter Jones at pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Primary School Balance Bike Programme

Published: September 10, 2022

This programme aims to develop and improve the physical literacy of young children through the use of balance bikes. It is appropriate for children in pre-school, junior infants, and senior infant’s classes. The school will have the use of 15 bikes and 15 helmets for 3 weeks

We have also created eight progressive online videos for teachers to assist them to teach striding, gliding and turning.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEOS HERE

Cost: The cost of the programme is €50.
Logistics: The school will be responsible for collecting balance bikes either to and from WSP office or from school to school. Once applications are received and reviewed, WSP will give schools a date and collection point for bikes. Links to online teacher training resources will be emailed to the school.

To register your interest for the Balance Bike Programme,
please complete this online Expression of Interest Form

For more information please contact Peter Jones at pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Orienteering Teacher Training

Published: September 9, 2022

Orienteering is a competitive sport that combines racing with navigation, using the geographical skills of map reading and the physical activity of running or walking. Orienteering develops many transferable skills and links with both the Primary and Secondary PE Curriculum. Orienteering is surprisingly easy to implement and school grounds are often the best choice for a first-time, outdoor experience. It can be done both indoors and outdoors (making it a weatherproof adventure activity!) and without having to leave the school. The ‘real life’ problem solving skills experienced in orienteering can help make geography, maths and science much more relevant for students, whilst also helping them build on their confidence, communication and social skills.

After this training day your school will be Ready to Go…Orienteering!!! Get your school mapped out and receive a resource pack and equipment. Participants will also receive a Certificate of Participation from the Irish Orienteering Association on completion of this training.

Cost: €50 without school mapped or €70 if school also needs to be mapped

NOW BOOKING!
Orienteering Teacher Training ‘Ready to Go Orienteering
Date:  Wednesday 5th October
Time: 9.30-2.30pm
Venue: SETU Arena, Carriganore, Waterford

BOOK HERE NOW!

For more information please contact:
Liz McEnaney on 086 783 7385 or email lmcenaney@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

Table Tennis Ireland Teachers Award

Published: September 14, 2020


This course is aimed at schools and community hubs. It offers ideas for coaching activities of table tennis within a school or youth group environment. This course is for candidates 16 yrs and over and is delivered over 3.5hrs by Table Tennis Ireland coaches.

How do we get involved?
To register your interest, please complete this online
Expression of Interest Form

For more information please contact Louise Barry on  0761 10 2619
or email lbarry@waterfordsportspartnership.ie 

Online Skipping Programme

Published: September 14, 2020


The aim is to introduce children and teachers to the world of skipping. Skipping is a terrific form of exercise that helps a child’s agility, balance, hand-eye co-ordination and can increase speed through footwork. It teaches children about rhythm and when put into team routines, it provides them with team work skills and encourages them to have confidence in their sporting ability. It is a great way to exercise, maintain good health while having lots of fun.


WSP, in partnership with SKIP’n’ROPE, are offering discounted skipping ropes and online resources to deliver the programme in their schools. A rope should be ordered for each student, so they can practice in school and at home.

Cost: Cost is dependent upon class size but WSP will offer a 35% discount on ropes. School will order the ropes using a WSP discount code. Logistics: Links to online tutorial videos will be emailed to the school, enabling the teachers to teach the students how to skip safely and correctly.

To register your interest for the Skipping Programme,
please complete this online Expression of Interest Form

For more information please contact Peter Jones at pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

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