Secondary Schools

Covid 19 Exercise from Home

Teen 5km Challenge.
Fancy challenging yourself to walk/run 5km, 20 times between now and December? It’s very achievable you know. This is a challenege between you and yourself and at the end, you will have the chance to win some great prizes including a Fitbit Charge. Sign up here for all the details.

Walk to Jog programme

Hey there. You are probably at home now a little bored or maybe stressed about exams etc? Did you know htat exercise is a great way of keeping good mental health, getting fit, passing some time etc. Maybe you are out walking and it is fantastic to see so many of you out exercising while maintaining social distancing. If you would like to take it up a notch, but at a slow, gentle and steady pace then this may be the programme for you.

Our sports development officer Pat Sexton has designed a programme to take complete beginners from walking to jogging 5km in just 8 weeks.

This programme is FREE and once you register you will be sent your podcast three times a week for you to complete at your leisure. It could even be completed indoors or in your garden by jogging on the spot.

This programme is designed to fit within your 2km radius of home.
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Follow the daily link below.
These will be updated a few days after those registered will get them.

DAY  1 –  DAY 2DAY 3 –  DAY 4DAY 5DAY 6  – DAY 7DAY 8DAY 9  

DAY 10 – DAY 11 – DAY 12 – DAY 13 – DAY 14 – DAY 15 – DAY 16 – DAY 17

DAY 18 – DAY 19 – DAY 20 – DAY 21 – DAY 22 – DAY 23 – DAY 24 – DAY 25

Create your own Fitness Challenge

We have developed some templates where you can download and create a fitness circuit / challenge. There is also a graphics card to show you how to complete some exercise. You can download the Create your own fitness challenge plan here 

Get Moving with Kasia

For the more energetic workout, why not join Kasia!

Get Active: Secondary Schools

Sports Hall Athletics

For 1st and 2nd year pupils. This FREE programme focuses on athletic skills & physical activity in a safe and enjoyable way, while also catering progressively for the needs of the developing pupil. The wide range of activities & events within Sportshall incorporate and encourage the development of the core fundamental physical skills at the heart of the secondary curriculum. Provision is made for in-school, and inter-school competition in which there are four categories:
· 1st year girls/ 1st year boys (8 per team)
· 2nd year girls/ 2nd year boys (8 per team).
Support is offered to participating schools through training, equipment loan, and human resources where possible.

Youth Sports Leader

Sports Leadership 1 is a nationally recognised qualification that enables successful learners to assist in leading purposeful and enjoyable sport/physical activity, under direct supervision.

Awards & Qualifications
The majority of the qualifications are practical based – learners learn more so by doing rather than through written work.
Assessment is made upon a learner’s ability to lead and demonstrate their leadership skills for a certain period of time, within a specific setting.

How the course is delivered:
We deliver the course within the school over three full school days. The course is split half and half between classroom based theory/ practical and hall/outdoor based practical learning. Sessions are comprised of a mixture of discussion, exploration and practical learning. On the final day, pupils are marked on their leadership skill in delivering a practical physical activity/ sports session to their peers.

Qualifications in Sports Leadership will: 

  • Prepare students to become more confident and self-assured
  • Equip students with behaviours and attitudes they need for the next stage of their development
  • Develop desired character traits and behaviours in students
  • Support students’ Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development
  • Improve student character traits
  • Increase academic attainment and engagement in core-curriculum subjects
    Provide an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning

If your school is interested in providing Sports Leadership to students then contact James Murrihy at

Wheelchair Basketball

In partnership with Banner Spokes we are offering schools the opportunity to participate in Wheelchair Basketball. Students will get the opportunity to learn how to use sports wheelchairs safely & experience the game, while receiving a certificate on completion.

For more information/ costs/ bookings schools must contact James, with places given on a first come first served basis.

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