EUPEA Meeting report
Check out the Regional COP Tab for workshops coming up in May 2015
A Call for Action by UNESCO to include Quality Physical Education
These Guidelines have been developed, in partnership with the European Commission, the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), International Olympic Committee (IOC), UNDP, UNICEF, UNOSDP and WHO, to inform the provision of quality physical education across the full age range from early years through secondary education. In this regard, the Guidelines provide a framework to support policymakers.
Read the guidelines on the link above to see what part you the teacher can play in the provision of quality PE lessons.
GOAL Penalty Shoot Out
GOAL’s annual sports event for schools invites students to challenge themselves and make a difference to those living in the developing world. This year the event is a Penalty Shoot Out Competition. Simply organise a Penalty Shoot Out Competition for your whole school! Visit the GOAL Penalty Shoot Out events page to find out more and to download your organisers pack today. €2 suggested donation from participants. Perhaps the event could be included as part of sports day.
Gaelic Games in Irish Primary Schools: negotiating policy and practice
We were delighted to welcome 50 teachers, Postgraduate students and guests to our workshop last night 15th April 2015 to St. Patrick’s College for a Physical Education Unit and IPPEA event. Dr. Richard Bowles, a lecturer in Physical Education at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and a former primary teacher presented a thought provoking interactive presentation which questioned teachers approach to competition and participation in PE lesson and extracurricular activities. He also challenged the audience to reflect on policy and practice in relation to the role of the external provider and their support role in the delivery of the PE curriculum.Thank you to everyone who made such a big effort to support the event.
Active Schools Week 2015
Teacher Student IPPEA Event St. Patrick’s College 15th April 2015
IPPEA 2015 Conference Material
Notes from the IPPEA 2015 Conference – Thinking & Moving Outside the Box, are now available to download via a link in the Members Area.
IPPEA Position Statement on Fitness Testing in Irish Primary Schools
IPPEA radio interview pre launch Position Statement on Fitness Testing
Listen to Dublin City FM Sean Delaney’s interview with Susan Marron Chairperson IPPEA on Inside Education Wednesday 18th February 2015