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Two Louth Schools Selected for National Physical Activity Pilot Programme

Two Louth Schools Selected for National Physical Activity Pilot Programme

Louth Two Schools in Louth among 24 Schools Across Ireland to Receive Grants for Integrating Physical Activity in Education

24 Schools Across Ireland to Receive Grants for Integrating Physical Activity in Education

Minister of State for Sport, Physical Education and the Gaeltacht, Thomas Byrne TD, has announced the schools chosen for a new pilot programme focused on integrating physical activity into teaching and learning. Among the 24 schools selected nationwide, two are from Louth: SN Muire Rampark and Redeemer Girls NS.

Minister of State for Sport, Physical Education and the Gaeltacht, Thomas Byrne TD, pictured with Niall Rogan, Tom Nolan, Sarah Devane and Clodagh McCann, pupils of SN Muire Rampark, Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

The programme, set to run throughout the 2024/2025 school year, aims to support teachers and school leaders in incorporating physical activity into educational practices. Selected projects include innovative approaches such as “STEMOLYMPICS – Racing Towards Data Discovery,” “Exploring Our Heritage, A Local History Orienteering Podcast,” and “Promoting Gymnastics through Drama and Music.”

Minister Byrne highlighted the diverse and creative ways schools plan to use physical activity to enhance learning outcomes, expressing gratitude to all participating schools and enthusiasm for the upcoming projects.

List of selected schools / Liosta na scoileanna a roghnaíodh:

Name of schoolCountyProject title
New Cross CollegeDublinTending to Nature Through Physical Activity
St Patrick’s National SchoolDublinCross Curricular Learning on Climbing Wall
New Ross Educate Together National SchoolWexfordScience in Motion
Marino CollegeDublinMovement in Maths
Clonoulty National SchoolTipperaryRun, Learn, Explore: Integrating Athletics into Cross-Curricular Learning
St Mogues CollegeCavanChrysalis-New Beginning
Breaffy National SchoolMayoCycling – a sustainable physical activity for all
SN Naomh AilbheSligoIt’s the Climb that Counts
Lacken National SchoolWicklowThe Integration of Physical Activity in the teaching and learning of maths in 5th/6th class.
Redeemer Girls National SchoolLouthThe Redeemer Girls School Outdoor Garden Space PE and Mathematics Integration Project
Coláiste Ghlór na MaraÁtha CliathRath na Rothaíochta (Cycling for Success)
Cross and Passion CollegeKildareCPC Gets Active
St. Patrick’s National SchoolRoscommonOrienteering and Outdoor challenges
Kilgarriffe National SchoolCorkDynamic  Play scapes
St Kevin’s Boys National SchoolDublinGet St Kevin’s Moving: Facilitating Positive Physical Activity Habits for our Pupils
SN Muire RamparkLouthExploring Our Heritage: A Local History Orienteering Podcast
Clogher Road Community CollegeDublinActive Minds, Active Bodies: Integrating Physical Activity into Teaching and Learning
Kilskyre National SchoolMeathPromoting Gymnastics through Drama and Music
Caherelly National SchoolLimerickCaherelly Outdoors
Scoil CholmcilleDonegalLearning on the Move
Christ the King Boys National SchoolLimerickMathMoves: Integrating Physical Education with Mathematics at Christ the King Primary School
Stratford National SchoolDublinOrienteering around our school 
Knocknagoshel National SchoolKerrySTEMOLYMPICS – Racing Towards Data Discovery
St. Patrick’s National SchoolCavanGaeilge agus Spórt sa Phobal
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