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Physical Literacy through Fundamental Movement Skills
Seminar for Primary Schools
Last year, the PDST offered one full day’s training in Physical literacy through Fundamental Movement Skills. Physical literacy gives pupils the tools they need to take part in physical activity and sport, both for healthy life-long enjoyment and for sporting success. Research shows that being physically active later in life depends on feeling confident in an activity setting; and that confidence, as an adult, most often comes from having learned Fundamental Movement Skills.
Fundamental Movement Skills are the basic building blocks of movement and are an essential part of everyday life and recreational activity. It is only when these skills are mastered that a child can go on to develop specialised movement skills, which will allow them to reach their potential in sports-specific endeavours.
The PDST are delighted to offer this seminar again to those schools that were unavailable to attend last year. (Please note that the next phase Physical Literacy Seminar 2 will take place in early 2018)
A copy of the PDST’s new Physical Literacy resource pack which brings Fundamental Movement Skills to life for teachers, will be provided to all schools attending this training.
The purpose of the seminar is to
- demonstrate the PDST Physical Literacy resource pack through active participation
- upskill participants in using Fundamental Movement Skills as a lens for developing Physical Literacy through the PE curriculum
- enable participants to support other teachers in their school using the PDST Physical Literacy resource pack
Principals are invited to nominate two teachers from their school to attend.Attendees will need to be suitably dressed to participate in activities. The Department of Education and Skills will provide substitute cover where required.
The seminar takes place on Thursday 5th Oct 2017 in the Roadstone Group Sports & Social Club, Kingswood Cross, Clondalkin, D22. In order to book a place on this seminar teachers must register on-line on the Dublin West Education Centre website at