Be Active After School Activity Programme

Suitable for: Schools - Primary school pupils

Be Active ASAP is an after-school physical activity programme aimed at improving the attitudes of both children and their parents towards physical activity linking with the PE curriculum for primary school

 

Be Active Afterschool For more information click on the image on the left  or go to www.beactiveasap.ie

Buntús 

Suitable for: Schools - Primary Schools

Buntús Generic refers to Buntús Play and Spoirt programmes which are based on the Tops Play and Tops Multi – Sport programmes run by Youth Sport Trust in the UK. The Play bag is aimed at Junior Infants up to 2nd class and the Spoirt bag is aimed at 3rd to 6th class. However, the games on the cards can be adapted to suit the class's ability. Buntús Generic complements the Games strand of the PE curriculum which is one of six strands.

Buntus Start

 

Bike for life

Suitable for: Teenagers 15 plus 

Bike for Life is Cycling Ireland's is a  cycling programme aimed at three levels of cyclist. The aim of Bike for Life is to make cycling more accessible to everyone, through cycling courses that teach riders skills and techniques, along with increasing the knowledge of the cyclist with regard to nutrition, bike mechanics, training principles and much more. Bike for Life is sponsored by HSE, under their Get Ireland Active initiative, and it also receives funding from the Irish Sports Council's Women in Sport initiative.

Bike for Life

From a very young age I played competitive sports including Gaelic football, soccer, athletics, badminton, basically anything that was on in my local town of Foxford. When I was in my teens I was lucky enough to have played for mayo on the ladies Gaelic team. I started on the U14s and U16s, then Minor and Senior. The dedication and motivation that was needed was something else. I was playing for a few teams at the same time and kept this going for a few years. Although I loved the sport especially the team element I fatigued and found myself not having the same grá for it that I did when I started. With a heavy heart I gave up playing at that level. So here I am now aged 30. I have tried many different hobbies, from joining a gym, to a game or two of tag rugby to light jogging around my local area but never kept any up consistently. Until this summer when I joined bootcamp in Templeogue. It is the first time since my teens that I go to exercise because I want to and not because I have to. It took me a while to find an exercise that works for me but now I have, I love going every week. I love the mix of jogging, to hard-core exercises, the trainer pushing you to push yourself, to the chats with a new face each week. I find its a great way to de-stress, feel good with the added benefit of a great night sleep afterwards. 

Roisin, Co. Mayo