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Dun Laoghaire Sailing School Invites Principals, Teachers & PTA Members to Information Events

21st May 2018
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The INSS in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is holding two information events this week to help primary and second level teachers, TY co-coordinators and PTA members see what can be offered to schools to get them sailing The INSS in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is holding two information events this week to help primary and second level teachers, TY co-coordinators and PTA members see what can be offered to schools to get them sailing

The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School (INSS) is inviting school principals, teachers, PTA members to two information sessions this week.

With the new physical education syllabus for the Leaving Certificate including sailing as an option the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School is keen to welcome new participants to the sport.
Over the past 20 years the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School has developed a Transition Year sailing programme that has been integrated into the school curriculum of over 25 Dublin second level schools. In addition to this structured programme, many schools are welcomed onto one-day taster programmes and are part of a key commitment of the school facilitate the increasing of participation in the sport.

Alongside the second level programmes, a thriving marine ecology programme and sailing activities has been developed by former primary school principal Muriel Rumball. Her programme has gone on be recognised by Science Foundation Ireland as part of the network of Discover Primary Science & Maths Centres. This programme is complimented by a developing after-school sailing programme with all the organisational aspects, from bus transfer to administration operated from the INSS’s office.
Muriel Rumball Introduces the DPSM Marine Ecology Programme

Primary Teachers and PTA Information Event

The school is holding a short information event for primary teachers and PTA members on Wednesday the 23rd of May from 4-5.30pm. The school’s instructors will bring you onto the water onboard their passenger RIBs and view two schools that hold afterschool lessons with the INSS. Back ashore, there’ll be a short information session over teas and coffees.
Secondary Teachers, Transition Year Co-Ordinators and PE Teachers

Second level teachers, TY coordinators and PE teachers invited to join us on Thursday the 24th of May for a short sailing session aboard our 1720 sportsyachts where you can experience sailing as your students would. The session will conclude with a short information session about the watersports tours, TY lessons and what can be done for the new Leaving Certificate PE Curriculum. The event will run from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.To register for either of these free information sessions drop an email [email protected]

The events will run from the school’s West Pier Base in Dun Laoghaire.

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