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PDST Primary Physical Education


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Move Well, Move Often

Developing Physical Literacy through the lens of Fundamental Movement Skills





                                                                                                                                                    18th  April 2018

Dear Principal,


Last year, the PDST were delighted to offer full day seminars in Physical Literacy through Fundamental Movement Skills, focusing in particular on locomotor skills.  Research shows that being physically active later in life depends on feeling confident in an activity setting; and that confidence, as an adult, most often comes from having learned Fundamental Movement Skills which are the basic building blocks of movement and are an essential part of everyday life and recreational activity.   It is only when these skills are mastered that a child can go on to develop specialised movement skills, which will allow them to reach their potential in sports-specific endeavours. 


The PDST are delighted to announce that the second phase of this professional development in Physical Literacy will be taking place from April to June 2018. This seminar will revise the concept of physical literacy and revisit the locomotor skills explored in Seminar 1 before moving the focus to the stability skills of Landing and Balancing in all areas of the PE curriculum, and in particular through the Gymnastics and Dance strands. The wide range of activities, supplementary support materials and templates for planning and assessment that are presented in our comprehensive resource and online at , will also be explored on the day.


The purpose of the seminar is to

     demonstrate the PDST’s Move Well, Move Often Physical Literacy resource pack through active participation

     upskill participants in using Fundamental Movement Skills as a lens for developing Physical Literacy through the PE curriculum

     enable participants to support other teachers in their school using the PDST Physical Literacy resource pack

Attendees will need to be suitably dressed to participate in activities.



Please note: Schools who attended Seminar 1 last year will need to bring the “Move Well, Move Often” resource pack distributed on the day.


Schools wishing to attend Seminar 2 who did not attend Seminar 1 and therefore may not have the Move Well, Move Often resource pack, will need to order this FREE resource by emailing Please include your school name, roll number, phone number and delivery address and a free pack will be issued to you at a small postage fee.




Each teacher attending will receive a set of newly developed posters as part of our Move Well, Move Often pack.


Please note that Gaelscoileanna and Scoileanna sa Ghaeltacht will shortly receive this letter ‘as Gaeilge’ inviting them to attend the same session delivered ‘as Gaeilge’. Such schools are welcome to attend either version.


You are invited to nominate two teachers from your school to attend this seminar. The Department of Education and Skills will provide substitute cover where required.


In order to book a place on your preferred seminar, please follow the booking procedure overleaf:


We look forward to meeting you at these seminars.


Kind regards,




Ciara O’Donnell

National Director


Online Booking for Physical Literacy FMS Skills - Day 2


This seminar is limited to two teachers per school registering on the PDST online booking system.

Go to

When you visit the site for the first time you will be asked to register (green highlighted box) this involves entering your surname, date of birth (follow the order for the DOB using the drop down menu, click on month, then year, then date) and Teaching Council number. The site will cross-reference your details with the Teaching Council register. If a teacher tries to log in with different details (e.g. use of maiden name instead of marriage name; Irish version of a surname), the system will not recognise it as it is not compatible with the details on the Teaching Council register.  Please ensure that the details you enter are exactly as they appear on the register.  You can consult the Teaching Council Register at : to search for your exact details.

On the next page enter your own personal email address and create a password and complete the other details required.  Please ensure you enter your school’s roll number.

You can now log in to the online booking system using your email and password. Please remember the email and password you created as this will be used to book all PDST online events.  You can search for the event using the drop-down menus.

*Registration will not work on a Mobile Device

If you have any queries about your online booking or updating your school roll number, please email

If you have general queries about the FMS seminar, please email




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Tailteann PE Building in Mary Immaculate College



Tailteann PE  Building in Mary Immaculate College



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Tailteann PE Building in Mary Immaculate College



Tailteann PE Building in Mary Immaculate College




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Course Date 17-05-2018 9:15 am
Course End Date 28-05-2018 3:15 pm
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