The IPPEA are delighted to announce the production of a new podcast called ‘Practical & Playful PE’.

Each episode will cover a different strand of the PE curriculum. We will interview a special guest with the relevant experience for each podcast.

Episode 6- IPPEA Annual Conference Preview

Episode 5- Developing Motivation and Confidence in PE with Tomás Mannion

In this episode, we discuss tips and strategies teachers can use to support the development of motivation and confidence in PE, so that pupils can adopt an enthusiasm for engaging in physical activity as an integral part of life.

Tomás Mannion draws on his experiences as a PE Advisor with the Professional Development Service for Teachers and his background in Sports and Exercise Psychology to highlight how communication, autonomy, choice and a sense of belonging are key elements of a holistic approach to physical literacy development in the primary school.

Episode 4- Creative Dance with Clodagh Ryan

Exploring the wonderful & exciting dance strand of the PE curriculum. Dance can be enjoyable for all, both teachers & students!

Episode 3- Tips for Sports Days

In this episode, we interview Peter Lavin who is a fellow member of the IPPEA. He will share his top tips for running a successful sports day & how to ensure the day is an enjoyable experience for all involved & Covid compliant at the same time.

Episode 2- A chat with Richard Bowles

Interview with Dr. Richard Bowles, Mary Immaculate College.

Episode 1- Practical & Playful PE

Interview with Ciara Delaney from the PDST.