Development April Update
Tuesday 4 May 2021
In April, our Development Team were busy planning and hosting a virtual workshop for our 'Leaders of the Future' Schools + Inclusion Programme. Also, in April, Active Schools Week took place with Badminton Ireland creating some of their own material for students to try. Please see below for more details on both programmes.
This month, BI linked up with Carlow Sports Partnership on a virtual programme as part of our Leaders of the Future Schools + Inclusion Programme. The virtual programme consisted of rules of the game, the history of badminton, session plans and how to adapt sessions to include those with physical or intellectual disabilities. Seven schools and 23 teachers took part in this programme from Carlow. On the night of the session, Carlow Coach Willie Stevensen presented a introduction to coaching and basics of badminton and BI Membership Officer Lauren Au presented Adapted Badminton. Also in attendance was Carlow County Representative Martin O'Hanlon. All teachers who took part in this virtual session received kit bags, resources and an invitation to attend a Shuttle Time course in September, if possible.
Active Schools Week is run by Active School Flag and it's aim is to encourage students to gain more active minutes than the recommended daily goals. Badminton Ireland wanted to get involved in Active Schools Week in any way we could have. During this week, the BI Development Team were able to post two skills videos for students, a quiz and information on our schools programme. Our skills videos were posted on our social media pages and feature High Performance Athletes Moya Ryan and Kate Frost. Our badminton quizzed focused on the basics of the game, you can access the quiz here. Our Leaders of the Future Schools + Inclusion Programme was also promoted during this week, for more information on this programme please click here.