Schools – Primary & Secondary

Montage of images showing schools enjoying various activities.

Westmeath Sports Partnership encourages children of all ages to get more active and enjoy physical activitiy in schools.

We promote several different courses and initiatives to support schools, pupils, and teachers in developing physical activity skills and exercises in a fun environment.

The events that we are able to provide can vary from year to year, and depends on funding and the interest shown in hosting courses and programmes.

Primary Schools

Some of the most recent activities at primary level include:

  • Daily Mile
    • The Daily Mile is simple and free and gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.
  • Teacher Training days
    • We provide courses and opportunities for teachers to upskill all year round. In 2023 so we provided Olympic handball training and Tri Heroes training to encourage children to learn more about running and cycling as part of Triathlons.
  • Playground Stencils
    • Westmeath Sports Partnership also have playground stencils available if this is something a school would like. We loan the stencils out to groups/schools to use and its up to each group to lay the stencils. If you would like more information on the playground stencils please let us know.
  • Active Schools’ Week
    • The Active School Flag promotes the physical activity of school-going children between the ages of five to 18 years. In operation since 2009, Active School Flag now reaches 670+ schools across Ireland.

Secondary School

Some of the most recent schools’ activities at second level include:

  • Get Going Get Rowing
    • “Get Going .. Get Rowing” is an initiative by Rowing Ireland to develop and encourage young people in schools and beyond to try indoor rowing. An interactive programme has been developed by Rowing Ireland specifically for teachers and their students to encourage kids to try indoor rowing and benefit from the obvious health and well-being that comes with rowing.
  • Skipping – see above
  • Dance
  • Water Sports
Transition Year students of Athlone Community College enjoying stand up paddling and kayaking at Coosan Point.
  • Teacher training days – See above

For details of future courses or more information, please contact