Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active

Gymnastics

Primary Schools

Cork Sports Partnership and Gymnastics Ireland have teamed up to coordinate a number of exciting school Gymnastics programmes for Cork schools.

School Gymnastics Programmes currently available through Cork Sports Partnership include:

  • Primary – GymSTART Teacher Training
  • Post Primary – GymSTART Teacher Training Coming in 2023

Gymnastics Teacher Training

GymSTART

Gymnastics Ireland and Cork Sports Partnership are delighted to announce a date for the Cork GymSTART Primary Schools Teachers Workshop 2023. This teacher workshop is an introduction to teaching basic gymnastics skills in a school setting. The skills are applicable to all ages and ability. The workshop will cover technical progressions and development for the key curriculum-based skills and offer FUNdamental ideas for teacher to use. It is practical based, and the core objective is to improve candidate’s knowledge and confidence in teaching gymnastics within a school setting.

Who is it for?

The module is aimed at any Primary teachers who are interested in gymnastics and who wish to extend or refresh their knowledge of building up and progressing the basic skills and activities. This module is also designed as a stepping stone towards the other modules and coaching courses. No experience required. Experienced primary teachers may be interested in attending one of the other modules in this programme, such as Floor and Vault, Acrobatics, Trampolining or Rhythmic.

2023 course date
  • Date: Thurs, 23rd Feb
  • Venue: North Monastery Primary School
  • Time: 3-5pm
  • Cost: €20 per teacher
  • Email: James Kirby at jkirby@corksports.ie
Module Duration & Content:

The module is practical based therefore please bring appropriate attire for indoor use to allow you to participate in Gymnastics-Related Activities. Teachers will get full opportunity to jump, rock and roll! Runners and comfortable clothing advisable. No formal assessment. Full attendance is compulsory for certification

The module will introduce some key aspects in the following areas: 

  • Warm-ups
  • Key Fundamental curriculum-based skills; rolling, jumping & landing, balancing, movement and sequencing
  • Additional activities such as acrobatic group balancing and rhythmic gymnastics (hoop/ ribbon)
  • Practical activities and games
  • Class planning
  • Basic safety and equipment setup
How to register

Express your interest using the online form below.

GymSTART Teacher Training Course
Expression of interest form

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