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Fit4Class Primary Schools Initiative Comes to Cork

Athletics Ireland's Fit4Class Primary Schools Initiative is Open to Applications

 

Closing October 7th, unless already full

 

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Fit4Class Passes the Test

Athletics Ireland Report on the Pilot Scheme

Fit4Class is Athletics Ireland's new 10 week athletics programme that introduces primary school children aged 5-10, from junior infants to fourth class to athletics in a fun, engaging and non-competitive environment. It focuses on the use of games to develop fitness whilst enhancing agility, co-ordination and balance, all fundamental to longer term physical athletic development.

Daniel Kilgallon Athletics Ireland RDO and Fit4Class coordinator said “Fit4Class has been very well received. The pilot gave us a great insight into how well this athletics programme works in a busy primary school environment where a multi-sport approach is adopted”.

 

Fit4Class Registration

The Fit4Class scheme is only open to DEIS schools, but is limited to 300 schools in total, with over 160 schools already registered nationwide - only 140 or so places are left.

 

Athletics Ireland is specifically offering Fit4Class to DEIS Schools nationwide from September to December. 

Athletics Ireland has emailed all DEIS Primary Schools inviting them to register for 300 free class places. To date 160 classes have registered. Athletics ireland is confident that the 300 places will be taken up before registration closes, on October 7th. 300 packs have been ordered from the printer, the 160 classes registered have already been posted their packs, and are ready to start.

A number of classes from Cork Schools have already signed up. Active School Flag has included a short piece for their newsletter.


Invitation from Athletics Ireland RDO, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"Dear Principal,

I would like to inform all DEIS Primary Schools about Fit4Class , Athletics Ireland’s new 10 week teacher led programme that introduces primary school children from junior infants to fourth class to athletics in a fun, engaging and non-competitive environment. It focuses on the use of games to develop fitness whilst enhancing agility, balance and co-ordination, all fundamental to longer term physical athletic development. Fit4Class rewards students for participating with colourful wristbands for classes that complete the 10 week programme.

For your information I have attached the Fit4Class programme outline and encourage you to read about the pilot programme

To kick start Fit4Class, Athletics Ireland would  like to invite 300 DEIS primary school classes nationwide to register free and take part in Fit4Class. Upon registration the easy to follow Fit4Class booklet , Class tracker and wristbands will be posted directly to the class teacher at the school’s address provided.

Registration is free to 300 classes as follows:

•             50  x  Junior Infant

•             50  x  Senior Infant

•             50  x  First Class

•             50  x  Second Class

•             50  x  Third Class

•             50  x  Fourth Class

Registration for each class must be made by the class teacher. Registration is now open and will close on October 7th or when the registration capacity has been met -  Registrations for all classes can be made through the following link 

I would be grateful if you could inform all teachers in your school about Fit4Class.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., RDO East Coast, Athletics Ireland

M: 085 8084864  W: www.athleticsireland.ie "

 

Cork Deis Schools should contact David Matthews

Cork Athletics / Athletics Ireland Regional Development Officer, Cork

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Regional Development Officer, Cork, Athletics Ireland, c/o Sports Department, Cork Institute of Technology, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork

Tel: 087-0516430

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