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

Teachers will then have the ability to implement the Y-PATH PE 4 ME programme into their PE classes. Teachers will be given a Y-PATH resource pack with lesson plans, posters, student journals, as well as access to an online teacher’s portal containing digital resources to assist with lessons.

 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

If you have any further questions, contact the schools team on (01) 6685001 or email schools@irishheart.ie

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 19-11-2019 6:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 19-11-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity 30
Available place 20
Course Fee Free
Number Hours 3
Location Galway Education Centre

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