Cork Sports Partnership and Gymnastics Ireland have teamed up to coordinate a number of exciting school Gymnastics participation programmes for Cork schools.
School Gymnastics Programmes currently available through Cork Sports Partnership include:
Cork Sports Partnership and Gymnastics Ireland have teamed up to roll out the GymSTART Primary School Gymnastics Programme in Cork.
The aim of the programme is to provide 1st, 2nd & 3rd class primary school children with a taste of gymnastics, in a supportive and safe environment, with qualified Gymnastics Ireland coaches. In return for full commitment to the programme, each school will receive a 4-week programme of gymnastics sessions (60-minute per class).
The package also includes a teacher-shadowing process whereby the teachers learn & improve confidence to further develop their own class gymnastics teaching skills & lesson plans, ensuring sustainability of a gymnastics programme within the school *Teachers must participate in each class.
The programme will cost each school €10 per pupil (€2.50 per pupil per session) for the initial pilot, which will be payable upon acceptance to the programme. This programme is heavily subsidised by Cork Sports Partnership & Gymnastics Ireland.
Schools are invited to register their interest for the programme throughout the school year. However, places for the pilot programme are limited. Schools will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Fill out the registration form below to register your school.
Gymnastics Ireland and Cork Sports Partnership are delighted to announce a date for the Cork GymSTART Primary Schools Teachers Workshop 2020. 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.
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.
4 hours – 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:
Express your interest using the online form below.