Sport Ireland National Sports Campus Secondary School Programmes

The Sport Ireland National Sports Campus provides state-of-the-art sports facilities to elite athletes in Ireland while offering valuable amenities and sport programmes to all the community.

The Sport Ireland National Sports Campus Schools Sports Programmes are aligned with the National Physical Education Curriculum and help to promote a positive attitude towards physical activity and its contribution to a healthy lifestyle.

Each one of our sports programmes can be tailored to best fit your school’s physical education needs, to enhance each student’s experience contributing to their overall experience of wellbeing.

School Diving Programmes

The National Aquatic Centre Learn to Dive Programme offers a series of progressive courses designed to teach basic diving skills in a fun, safe and encouraging environment. 

This programme takes students through the various levels of diving with learnings at each level. It is a sport which is not often experienced, but once it has been sampled its hard to ever stop.

Diving is a unique sport and as well as providing a unique adrenaline rush, diving also offers physical, psychological and other social benefits. 

It is important to note, students participating in the Learn to Dive programme must be able to swim 25m comfortably.

School Inclusive Programmes

The Sport Ireland National Sports Campus has developed an innovative inclusive programme that develops key functional movements, balance, co-ordination and agility. 

Throughout the programme each child will develop their movements through fun games and activities. These improvements will help them enjoy and progress in sports and socially.

While this is a specific inclusive offering, we can also adapt the Gymnastics, Swimming, Athletics programs and tours as adapted options.

NIA Live Secondary Schools

NIA Live Secondary Schools Challenge is an exciting new 6 meet athletics series which runs from October to March in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena.

It gives students the opportunity to experience indoor athletics and compete at a high level throughout the winter months in world class indoor facilities.

School Aquatic Programmes

Our Learn to Swim programme follows the swim development pathway set out by Swim Ireland which is nationally recognised as best practise. 

This allows students of all swimming abilities to progress at their own pace and develop their range of swimming strokes.

Our Secondary School Aquatic programme covers the following PE Curriculum topics & the underlying learning outcomes: Correct water entry, movement in water, aqua Fitness & water safety.

School Gymnastics Programmes

The Sport Ireland National Sports Campus Schools Gymnastics programme is aligned with the National Curriculum and helps to develop key fundamental movement skills – as well as Gymnastics specific skills.

Each student works through the key competences of the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus Gymnastics programme and is awarded with a certificate of achievement during the programme finale ensuring they are motivated to keep learning and developing their skills.

Our secondary school Gymnastics programme covers the following PE Curriculum topics & the underlying learning outcomes: Themes, movement vocabulary, qualitative focus & relationships.

School Athletics Programmes

In partnership with Athletics Ireland, the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus has developed an innovative secondary school athletics programme that develops the key fundamentals of Athletics – Running, Throwing and Jumping.

The programme is delivered in the world class National Indoor Athletics Training Centre and led by 2-time Olympian and current Irish record holder David Matthews.

Our secondary school Athletics programme covers the following PE Curriculum topics & underlying learning outcomes: running, jumping and throwing.

School Tour Experience

The NSC Senior Experience is a full day school trip that provides an inspirational experience of life at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus.

There are 5 main areas of activities as part of the NSC Senior Experience and under each activity we have both a fun and an educational option to choose from allowing each school to tailor their own individual tour to best suit their students.

The tour includes a site tour of the 500-acre Campus showing students the facilities and the areas for future development. The 5 areas of activities are: swimming, gymnastics, athletics, diving and multi-sports

School Sports Days

The Sport Ireland National Sports Campus has a range of world class facilities that will ensure your school sports day is the very best it can be. If you want to deliver a truly inspirational sports day that will live long in the memory of your pupils and their parents, then get in touch. We have a range of packages and options available.

To find out more about the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus Programmes, Tours and Sports days email or call 01 6464300

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