Online Primary School Programmes

TEACHER TRAINING – Basketball School Programme – COST €25

In collaboration with Basketball Ireland, Meath LSP are inviting 15 Primary Schools to express their interest in taking part in a new online School Basketball Programme. This programme includes online teacher training videos demonstrating skills and teaching techniques aimed at children 5yrs+.

Each school will receive a school basketball pack which includes basketballs and training bibs. Everything you need to introduce basketball in your school for a cost of €25!

To register your schools’ interest please email Lisa at lodowd@meathcoco.ie


TEACHER TRAINING – Schools ‘Ready to Go Orienteering’ Programme – COST €60 per teacher

Meath LSP invite both Primary and Secondary Schools to express their interest in taking part in a new ‘Ready to Go Orienteering’ programme. Ready to Go Orienteering aims to equip both primary and post primary teachers with the skills to teach the fundamentals of the sport to their class and provide them with the necessary resources to do this. Cost: €60 per school (1 teacher).

Programme consists of:

  • 2 hour online teacher training (Mar)
  • 3 hour face to face training (April)
  • Resource folder
  • Equipment pack (10 kites, 10 punches and 100 control cards)

To register your interest in this programme please email Lisa at lodowd@meathcoco.ie


The Daily Mile at HOME

The Daily Mile is an Athletics Ireland initiative – it is simple, free and gets children out of the home-school classroom for 15 minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their families, making them fitter, healthier and more able to concentrate on their schoolwork. New online resources available for teachers coming soon. Sign up to The Daily Mile on: https://thedailymile.ie/school-signup/ and check their Twitter page for ongoing news.


Online Dance Classes for Children (and parents)                      

Dancing is a whole-body workout that’s actually fun. It’s good for your heart, it makes you stronger, and it can help with balance and coordination.  Dance is a great aerobic workout and is also known to reduce stress and promote positive mental health. Dancing makes us happy!

Our tutor Aisling Rountree will take you through two choreographed routines in easy to follow sessions. Both Dance routines are from two of the most popular movies “Hi School Musical” and “Dirty Dancing”. This programme is suitable for both children and adults (cause you’re never too old to dance). It is an ideal programme for complete beginners and also a great way for experienced dancers to learn an exciting new dance routine.

This programme is available on video format where school will receive links to the dance sessions to share with students. For more details please contact lodowd@meathcoco.ie


Virtual Skipping 

Skipping is a great activity to take part in with a range of health and fitness benefits, and above all it is fun and suitable for all the family. Skipping can also be done inside or outside and by nature it allows for social distancing, this is the ideal activity to take part in especially during this time of Covid-19 level 5 restrictions.

Meath LSP are hosting a number of public Virtual Skipping programmes that include the supply of a high quality skipping rope, along with a booklet which provides teaching points and links to tutorial videos. These videos break down various skipping skills, making each skill easier to understand and master.

If your students would like more details on these upcoming programmes please contact Una at upearson@meathcoco.ie

 

Kite Flying Workshop

Experience the great outdoors by making and flying your own kites. Kite Flying is known to reduce stress and help feelings of anxiousness. Spending time outdoors surrounded by nature also helps to promote better mental health.

Meath LSP are hosting a number of public Kite Flying Workshops that involve children  receiving a kite making kit, linking to a zoom workshop with instructions on how to assemble a kite and flying the kite outdoors as a group.

Programme includes:

  • Kite making kit
  • Zoom Workshop approx 30 mins (instructions on making the kite)
  • Follow up youtube videos on assembling the kit
  • Lets Go Fly a Kite outdoor event

This workshop could be a part of Art/Science and PE class in your school. If your students want more information on this programme please contact Una at upearson@meathcoco.ie.


Orienteering – MapRunF virtual – now available for all the family

Orienteering is a fantastic outdoor activity that combines running/walking with navigation (traditionally using a map and compass). Participants use their speed and coordination to locate a number of flags located around a course in the shortest time possible.

Meath LSP in collaboration with Irish Orienteering have mapped out two orienteering locations with the latest MapRunF suitable for all the family. This is a virtual Orienteering Course and participants will require a SMART phone and are required to download MapRunF App.  This is a FREE resource for anyone wishing to participate.

MapRunF is now available in:
*   Porch Fields – Trim
*   Blackwater Park – Navan

Both new orienteering locations include the latest MapRunF virtual course making the activity accessible to anyone at anytime. Each location includes a short, long and a score map event. Participants are invited to download MapRunF app on to their smartphone and follow the guided instructions. More information along with a video tutorial on how to use the app is included here: http://www.meathsports.ie/communities/orienteering/

If you require any further information on any of the above                              School Programmes please contact Lisa at lodowd@meathcoco.ie.

 

                           

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