Badminton Ireland Schools Programme
Outline of the Schools Badminton Programme
Phase 1: Shuttle Time Course
Objective: Educate teachers by providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement badminton as part of their PE curriculum.
Phase 2: Resources provided to schools
Objective: Provide schools/teachers with kitbags, lesson plans, and teaching resources for their school as a result of participating in the programme.
Phase 3: Schools implement a 6 week badminton programme
Objective: The teacher's introduce a six week programme of activities into their PE classes with a view of preparing their students for the social blitz event at the end of the programme.
Phase 4: Coach Visits
Objective: To provide the students and teachers with coaching from top Badminton Ireland coaches. The aim is to have the coaches visit the schools during their 6 week badminton programme and before they attend the Social Blitz Day.
Phase 5: Mass participation Social Blitz Day
Objective: To provide playing opportunities for all involved in the programme during a mass participation social blitz event. The aim is to showcase the physical and social benefits of the sport at a communal participation event.
Phase 6: Development of club-school Links
Objective: To establish club-school links between local juvenile badminton clubs and participating schools to ensure there is an accessible pathway for all participants in the school programme into club badminton.
Phase 7: Pathways for Sustainability in Schools
If your school would be interested in taking part in this programme, please click the button below and register your interest.
So far the Badminton Ireland Development Team have been able to reach 4 regions with two regions running twice. Please see below for articles and infographics on the regions already visited in 2018 and the start of 2019.
2018/19 Cork Badminton Schools Programme
2018 Cork Badminton Schools Programme Shuttle Time Article
2018 Cork Badminton Schools Programme Social Blitz Day Article
2019 Cork Badminton Schools Programme Shuttle Time Article
Cork Badminton Schools Programme Infographic
2018/19 Schools Programme Dublin
2018 Dublin Leaders of the Future Shuttle Time Article
Schools Badminton Programme Dublin Infographic
2019 Meath Badminton Schools Programme
2019 Meath Leaders of the Future Shuttle Time Article
Meath Schools Badminton Programme Infographic
2019 Laois Badminton Schools Programme
2019 Laois Leaders of the Future Shuttle Time Article
Laois Schools Badminton Programme Infographic
2019 Offaly Badminton Schools Programme
2019 Offaly Leaders of the Future Shuttle Time Article
Offaly Schools Badminton Programme Infographic
2019 Sligo Badminton Schools Programme
2019 Sligo Leaders of the Future Shuttle Time Article
Sligo Schools Badminton Programme Infographic
2020 Kildare Badminton Schools Programme
2020 Kildare Leaders of the Future Shuttle Time Article
Kildare Badminton Schools Programme Infographic