Tollymore National Outdoor Centre Skills Days for Schools

glencraig ps thank youTollymore National Outdoor Centre has a long history in providing skills and leadership based courses for schools and youth groups which introduces participants to one or more adventure sports. Courses and programmes range from one day, non-residential courses through to programmes over a week long.

Glencraig Prmiary School were over the moon after their recent visit to the Centre. It was great having them here and the craic was great as always, learning new skills, building confidence, overcoming their fears and planting the seeds for a long future enjoying the great outdoors!

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Go Outdoors 60x60 Challenge

teen-girls-walkingWe are now entering the last week of the Activ8 Go Outdoors 60x60 Challenge, so it is your last chance to get outdoors and be Active for this challenge. There has been some great activity figures recorded so far and we currently have three schools vying for the lead in the challenge, Tandragee Primary School, St Ronan’s PS Newry and Gaelscoil Na MBeann.

This challenge aims to encourage school communities (pupils, teachers, individuals, classes, whole schools and family members) as well as individuals to Go Outdoors to be active every day for at least 60 minutes.
Autumn is a brilliant time to go outdoors and as we have had one of the driest autumns on record, it has been a great chance to make the most of it and go outdoors every day and be active.

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Activ8 Challenge: Outdoor Playmakers Award

Exciting News!

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After week one of the Go Outdoors Challenge we have lots of activity taking place across Northern Ireland. We will be posting up a leader board of all the participants on the challenge soon, to let you know how you are getting on in the challenge. This year we have a great prize on offer so we would encourage you to keep as active as possible and recruit as many new participants as possible to help you with the challenge. Keep up the good work!

The winner of the Go Outdoors challenge will receive tutoring for a group within the school to achieve the Outdoor Playmakers Award.

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Lead Your Generation: An Inclusive Future


In line with recent rebranding and a new strategic plan entitled ‘Changing lives through sport and physical recreation’, Disability Sport NI is pleased to launch the Lead Your Generation: An Inclusive Future programme, a new leadership and volunteering initiative for young people. 

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Newtownabbey WildCats Clubs

Newtownabbey Borough Council Wildcats Club

article photoChildren Encouraged To Get Active With Wildcats Club

The Activ8 Wildcats Club will be starting again at Valley Leisure Centre on 10th September, offering 3 to 9 year old boys and girls a fantastic programme of fun physical activities.

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