Wexford GAA would like to thank all schools who participated in the Moving Well Being Well project last week that was lead by DCU Stephen Behan.
Over 300 children took part with our own GAA coaches. The program aims to highlight the key fundemental movement and GAA sports specific skills.
Just 11% of Irish teens have mastered fundamental movements that they should have mastered by the age of 6. The “Moving Well – Being Well” project is the largest of it’s kind globally.
Over the next three months, 3,000 primary school children will be tested and arising from that, researchers will create a programme to enhance basic movement skills for those children. This programme will be delivered from September in schools by DCU and Games Promotion Officers from the GAA. The children will be re-tested and the hope is that a programme with lasting benefits for the children, and for society, can then be rolled out and that in time teachers will also be trained to deliver it.