The Irish Heart Foundation, the national charity fighting heart disease and stroke, runs teacher training workshops for Action for Life. The teachers here at St. Margaret’s N.S. recently completed the Action for Life workshop which is supported by the Department of Education and Skills and the Health Service Executive.
Action for Life is a health related physical activity resource for primary schools designed to support teachers with the roll-out of their PE programme. Resources reflect both the PE and SPHE curricula with a focus on the strands of Athletics, Dance and Gymnastics. Adaptations for those with differing abilities are included within the activities.
The teachers in St. Margaret’s N.S. had great fun completing the workshop and gained lots of new ideas for PE lessons. The resources and ideas gained from the workshop have been useful for our whole school Active Flag Initiative.