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
|Course Start Date / Time||19-11-2019 6:00 pm|
|Course End Date / Time||19-11-2019 9:00 pm|
|Location||Galway Education Centre|