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Move Well, Move Often - Seminar Day 4

This spring, the PDST are delighted to offer the next phase of Physical Literacy training for primary schools – Seminar 4 which focuses on developing pupil’s motivation and confidence to participate in physical activity. In this seminar, participants will explore a variety of strategies that can be easily implemented in PE lessons to motivate and develop pupils’ confidence to improve participation in the PE lesson and also in physical activity within and outside of school. Developing motivation and confidence is a key element of every child’s physical literacy development.

This seminar builds on the content of our 3 previous seminars which focused on movement competence through the fundamental movement skills.  Research shows that being physically active later in life depends on feeling confident in an activity setting; and that confidence, as an adult, most often comes from having learned Fundamental Movement Skills which are the basic building blocks of movement and are an essential part of everyday life and recreational activity.   It is only when these skills are mastered that a child can go on to develop specialised movement skills, which will allow them to reach their potential in sports-specific endeavours. 

You are invited to nominate two teachers from your school to attend this seminar. It is not necessary to have attended the previous seminars because the content will be revised and all are welcome. The Department of Education and Skills will provide substitute cover where required. The wide range of activities, supplementary support materials and templates for planning and assessment that are presented in our comprehensive Move Well, Move Often resource and online at www.scoilnet.ie/pdst/physlit , will also be explored on the day.

Participants will be enabled to

     become familiar with the Move Well, Move Often Physical Literacy resource pack through active participation,

     revisit the Fundamental Movement Skills as a lens for developing Physical Literacy through the PE curriculum,

     explore strategies to support the development of motivation and confidence in PE through active participation,

     explore the development of social skills and qualities in PE,

     explore how to create a motivational climate in PE and problem solve issues that inhibit a motivational climate in the PE lesson,

     Support other teachers in their school to develop Physical Education and Physical Literacy

 >>> Attendees will need to be suitably dressed to participate in activities. <<< 

Please see below schedule of Physical Literacy Events.  These can be booked here



Start/Finish Time



Salthill Hotel, Salthill

9.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.



Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, Loughrea

9.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.



Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo

9.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.



Salthill Hotel, Bóthar na Trá, Gaillimh

9.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.


Download information letter.