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24SUM06 Aquatics, Water Safety & Basic Life Support

24SUM06 Aquatics, Water Safety & Basic Life Support

This course is approved for EPV days.

This course aims to:

  • provide primary teachers with a knowledge of each of the strand units of the Aquatics strand of the PE. curriculum
  • enable primary teachers to link and integrate the Aquatics strand with the Primary Language Curriculum (2019), the Primary Mathematics Curriculum (2023) and other areas of the Primary School Curriculum (1999) – PE., S.P.H.E., Science and Geography
  • use the Primary Aquatics Water Safety Programme (which was devised by Water Safety Ireland and adopted by the Department of Education and Skills) to implement the Aquatics strand of the P.E. curriculum and in turn other areas of the curriculum
  • provide an opportunity for primary teachers to interact with and use a wide range of classroom resources (ar fáil trí Béarla agus trí Gaeilge)
  • enable primary teachers to apply and integrate Digital Learning into their teaching and learning, etc. 
  • make teachers aware of the numerous opportunities that exist for the development of pupils’ Literacy and Numeracy Skills
  • make teachers aware of various learning experiences (i.e. active learning, collaborative learning, independent learning, etc.) through exploring and interacting with various resources, engaging in discussions, projects, tasks, games and activities
  • provide primary teachers with the knowledge and skills to formulate and implement a school aquatics programme / policy suitable for their own school (taking into account safety, hygiene and practical requirements
  • allow teachers to enhance their own swimming fitness and technique and become equipped with the skills to deal with respiratory and cardiac emergencies on adults, children, and infants
  • make teachers become familiar with all aspects of Water Safety and the Simple Rescue Techniques

Attention will be paid to the desirability and possibility of integrating this learning into strategies for school improvement and school self-evaluation

Please note that this course runs from 9.30 am - 2.15 pm each day

Course Details

Course Date 01-07-2024 9:30 am
Course End Date 05-07-2024 2:15 pm
Cut off date 20-06-2024 12:00 pm
Fee €50.00
Select Hours 20
Speaker Matthew Campbell, Ann Marie Kiernan & Eimer O'Leary
Location Stewart's Sports Centre

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