Gaelic Games family to support primary schools
The Gaelic Games family – the GAA, Cumann na mBunscol, the LGFA and the Camogie Association – is circulating a document to highlight how it can continue to support Primary Schools as the new year begins amidst the impacts of COVID-19.
The Coaching Programme & Support document outlines a number of resources that can help teachers in the planning and delivery of physical activity opportunities and the wider curriculum in the months ahead. Central to this is the development of a range of physical-distancing-appropriate activities that were designed and implemented as part the successful delivery of the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps.
GAA Director of Coaching and Games Development, Shane Flanagan, noted that “despite unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19, over 70,000 children throughout the island of Ireland participated in the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps this simmer. As a result, our personnel understand and are prepared through this experience and their training to contribute and support the health, wellbeing, and holistic development of all pupils as they return to school.”
“A member of our Coaching and Games Development staff in your county will contact you to provide more detail and identify ways in which we can be of help”.
In addition, a webinar for Teachers on how to access and use these cross-curricular resources will take place on Wednesday September 30th from 3.15-3.45 p.m. Teachers can register for free now at learning.gaa.ie/primary-school.
A menu of Gaelic Games programmes and activities to support phsycial education in school can be downloaded below.