PDST Primary Physical Education

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 Physical Education

 Physical Literacy through Fundamental Movement Skills

 Seminar for Primary Schools

The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) provides a range of continuing professional development supports in the area of Health and Wellbeing. A central component of this relates to the teaching and learning of the PE curriculum.

Last year, the PDST were delighted to offer 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: 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


You are invited to nominate two teachers from your school to attend.

NOTE: As these are mop up sessions, if you have already had two teachers trained in this workshop, your school has been fully serviced in this regard. If only one teacher attended last year, then the other teacher may attend this mop up session.

Attendees will need to be suitably dressed to participate in activities.

The Department of Education and Skills will provide substitute cover where required.


In order to book a place on your preferred seminar, please ask both teachers to register individually using the online registration form below.

Event Event Date Location Capacity Registered Available place Register
PDST PE Fundamental Movement Skills Mopup_03Oct 03-October 9:30 Regency Hotel 24 0 24
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
PDST PE Fundamental Movement Skills Mopup_04Oct 04-October 9:30 Regency Hotel 24 0 24
We are no longer accepting registration for this event


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