Primary Schools

Please see below, a cross section of some of the projects and programmes we work with local schools on.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership can offer support and assistance for primary schools based within the County. This is provided in key areas of physical activity promotion,teacher training, information sharing and assistance in working towards an Active Schools Flag. Some of these supports include: Physical activity programmes, training and support for your staff and teachers, community and sports events.

Marathon Kids

For 5th and 6th class

This is a running programme in which students run 26.2km over 8 weeks. The running sessions take about 20 minutes 4 times a week during class. The programme ties in with the SPHE curriculum.There is a final event where students run the last kms of their marathon and are presented their medals.

Marathon Kids

Basketball Programmes

In conjunction with Basketball Ireland and local clubs we can offer your school a 6-week introduction to Basketball programme. This is aimed at 3rd-6th Class.

Basketball Programmes

Athletics - Try Track & Field

A 6-Week fully inclusive curriculum-based athletics programme run in collaboration with Athletics Ireland that covers running, jumping and throwing skills.

Try Track & Field
Ultimate Frisbee

Run in partnership with Dublin Youth Ultimate. This is an exciting non-contact team sport and is unlike most sports due to its focus on self-officiating.

Ultimate Frisbee
Skipping Programme

We can provide your school with skipping ropes and resource videos as well as a list of challenges that can be completed by a variety of age groups across your school.

Skipping Programme
Balance Bikes

We can loan your school 10 balance bikes for 6 weeks. We can provide you with video resources to allow your teachers run a balance bike programme with your Junior and Senior Infants classes.

Balance Bikes
Running Programmes

We can support your school in the delivery of running programmes including The Daily Mile and Run Around Europe. We can also provide programme materials and certificates/medals.

Running Programmes
Sports Officers & Coaching

Links with tutors & Sports Development Officers to highlight availability of different sports opportunities including Rugby, Soccer & Cricket Development Officers.

DLR Council Funded Development Officers


Disability Inclusion

One of the key elements to our work is the inclusion of children with a disability into sport and physical activity. Our Sports Inclusion Disability Officer is on hand to assist your school around this.

Disability Inclusion
Teacher Training

Courses include Safeguarding (Child Protection in Sport), Sports First Aid, Coaching Children, Disability Awareness/Inclusion, Autism in Sport, Sports Leader, Coaching Children and Coaching Teenage Girls.

First Aid
Event Equipment

Availability of a range of equipment for schools to host large events (inc. tent, sound system, finish gantry).

Contact: Declan McMahon

Event Equipment
Conferences & Seminars

Organised in a range of key topic areas such as volunteering, governance, sports inclusion etc.

Conferences & Seminars
Active Schools Week, National Bike Week and European Week of Sport

We can provide information and advice on the range of activities and opportunities that are available to your school.

Active School Flag

Assistance and advice in the various stages of the application process.


We can help you promote school programmes and events through our website, social media channels and through contacts with local print media and radio.

Local Events

dlr Community 5K, family friendly walks and fun runs. junior Parkrun: These are free, weekly 2km walk/jog/run events organised by local volunteers in Marlay and Deerpark.

Local Events
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