Thursday Sep 15

Launch of Youth on the MOVE programme

  • Where I.T. Carlow, Carlow Town, Ireland Carlow ,
  • When Event Start

Launch of my Youth on the MOVE programme. Initiative to promote physical activity, healthy living and 3rd level education. The programme is aimed at children aged 15-18 years old who are at risk of dropping out of school. The programme will run for 8 weeks on the I.T. Carlow campus and consist of; - 40 mins of physical activity classes as instructed by Sport Science students of I.T. Carlow. - 20 min lectures on health prior to each physical activity class including lectures on adequate nutrition, physical activity and a healthy body image, physical activity beyond sports, building mental resilience etc. - The children will then have the choice to sit in on any lecture of any degree in I.T. Carlow to test out what they might like to do in third level education. This will be run over one day. I will use the European Fitness Day to launch the project and run the first physical activity class on this day. It will consist of fun orientated games aimed to engage this group in physical activity beyond the traditional big sports in Ireland (GAA footbal, soccer, and rugby).