Get Active: Primary Schools
For any of the below mentioned school programmes you can contact Marian at
Stencils and paints are supplied free of charge, enabling you to create playground markings around your school. All you have to supply is the labour! We have a number of sets, which are given on a first come first serve basis ideally for a two week period (weather dependent). Contact the office to place your school on the waiting list.
Health Promoting Schools
The National Health Promoting Schools Programme is coordinated by the HSE and the Department of Education & Skills and provides schools with a practical framework to promote children’s health and wellbeing. Clare Sports Partnership offer support and assistance to school wishing to achieve their Health Promoting Schools status.
Be Active ASAP
Schools offer a safe, familiar, and convenient setting for the introduction of age-appropriate after-school physical activity. Interested teachers are trained as leaders, and supported by parents. This programme concentrates on building confidence across a broad range of activities echoing the Physical Education Curriculum for Primary Schools experienced by children during the school day.
Active Homework Challenge
This years programme will run in January over a three week period, with each child completing some form of ‘physical activity’ outside of school hours as part of their daily homework. This can be CSP recommendations, chosen by the teacher, or left up to the pupil themselves. Free support resources in the form of exercise ideas, demonstration videos, and record diaries are all provided. All participating schools are then entered in a draw , where two schools will be randomly selected for 5 free tutored hours of physical activity for their school.
Sports Hall Athletics
A programme which introduces children to team athletics in a fun environment and develops fundamental (ABCs) skills for all participants. Provision is made for inter-schools and inter-county team competitions. This also leads on to a national finals day. There are four categories:
- 3rd & 4th class girls/ boys
- 5th & 6th class girls/boys
Support is offered through training, equipment loan, and human resources where possible.
This is the new National Standard in Cycling developed between Cycling Ireland , the RSA and Department of transport. It covers everything from theory to actual on road cycling. A qualified tutor, bicycles and helmets are supplied during the four week course.
Our Sports Inclusion Disability Officer James can help and support the inclusion of children with disabilities within the schools physical activity programmes. This is done through delivering Disability Awareness and/or Inclusion Training.
Active Schools Support
The Clare Sports Partnership endeavors to assist all primary schools throughout Clare with the supports they require in order to be as physically active as possible. Such supports include equipment loan, human resources where possible, coaching and training, advice on increasing physical activity within the school setting and much more.