Irish Primary PE Association Conference [Online]

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The 18th Annual Irish Primary PE Association Conference will take place as a live virtual conference on Saturday 6th March 2021. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Navigating New Terrain in Physical Education’ and will have a strong emphasis on learning in outdoor and home contexts. More information about the conference can be found HERE. Join the event for … Read More

COVID-19 Position Statement

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The NWCPEA endorses the European Physical Education Association’s (EUPEA) Position Statement on Physical Education during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As stated in EUPEA’s document, Covid-19 has dramatically changed the way education systems function in Europe. The new learning environment for pupils, teachers and school leaders needs serious attention from all, on what concerns the impact on the pupils’ development. We therefore … Read More

Gill Parry Best Practice Award – Nominate Now!

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The NWCPEA is now accepting nominations for the Gill Parry Best Practice in Physical Education Award. Please consider either nominating yourself or your colleague(s) for the change to disseminate your practice and be recognised for all the work you do! You can download the guidelines HERE. You can find the nomination form HERE. We look forward to seeing the fruits … Read More

European School Sport Day

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Sports Day might look a little different this year, but the European School Sport day is going ahead! Sign your school up and become part of 3 million participants from 9,000 schools across Europe! All it takes is to get your school to #BeActive for at least 120 minutes on the day, and the NWCPEA will soon be sharing resources … Read More

Tribute to Gill Parry

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The summer 2020 edition of afPE’s PE Matters journal pays wonderful tribute to our beloved Gill Parry, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Colleagues from various associations have paused to reflect on the impact that Gill made on the PE community and beyond. She will forever be in our hearts and if you would like to download the full … Read More

Physical Literacy Webinar -Tuesday 23rd June at 12pm

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The IPLA and PLnet Denmark are planning to host a series of webinars to discuss the concept of physical literacy. The next webinar is planned to be on Tuesday 23rd June at 12 midday (BST)/1pm (CET). The focus of the webinar is ‘How physical literacy is or could be influencing practices in the sport coaching world’. There will be an … Read More

Gill Parry RIP – Funeral Information

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The North Western Counties Physical Education Association is very sad to report the untimely passing of our Vice Chair and Chair of the Research and Professional Development Sub Committee Gill Parry. Gill joined the association in 2011. At that time Gill was a PE advisor for Manchester LA having previously held a similar role in Wigan. Her passion and determination … Read More