POST PRIMARY: Y-PATH PE 4 ME?
What is Y-PATH PE 4 ME?
Y-PATH (Youth Physical Activity Towards Health) PE 4 ME is a junior cycle post-primary programme which aims to improve physical activity among children and young people through the physical education (PE) module in the school curriculum. The programme is bought to you as a result of a collaboration between the Irish Heart Foundation and Dublin City University.
What is involved in the programme?
The programme is available only to PE teachers. There are two parts to the Y-PATH PE 4 ME programme:
• A 1-hour online course on the Irish Heart Foundation website www.irishheart.ie which must be completed by teacher before attending the workshop
• 3-hour face to face evening workshop held in Education Centres nationally
Why do schools need Y-PATH PE 4 ME?
• Y-PATH PE 4 Me is the only programme of its kind in Ireland
• Acknowledged by the PDST, UCC and Sport Ireland
• Fits into wellbeing curriculum, highlighting wellbeing indicators involved in each lesson
• Uses a whole school approach with elements for students, teachers and parents
• Adapts current practice to allow engagement of all pupils within PE class
• Designed by teachers for teachers
• Evidence based on the needs of Irish children, backed by 8 years of research
• Does not require any major equipment to run lessons
• Emphasis on fundamental movement skills and physical literacy
• Aims to reduce the age-related decline in physical activity common among post primary school age students
• Focuses on empowerment, motivation and confidence
• Gives students the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities they enjoy
How do teachers register?
Teachers must register directly with Waterford Teachers Centre at https://www.wtc.ie/. Please note, teachers must complete the 1-hour online course on our website www.irishheart.ie , before attending the education centre workshop.
|Course Date||06-02-2020 6:00 pm|
|Course End Date||06-02-2020 9:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||10-12-2019|
|Cut off date||06-02-2020 6:00 pm|
|Speaker||IRISH HEART FOUNDATION PERSONNEL|
|Location||Waterford Teachers' Centre Eircode X91 XD98|
|Attachment||Y-PATH info sheet teachers- Waterford Thursday 6th Feb 2020.pdf|