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The revised Action for Life resource is a product of a working relationship between the Irish Heart Foundation and the Department of Education & Skills through the Junior Cycle Physical Education Support Service.  It has been developed in association with practicing teachers, and their contribution has been central in ensuring its effectiveness.  The resource pack comprises teacher resource cards; student activity and task cards; and a planning framework, to assist teachers in the integration of learning and teaching of HRA across the JCPE syllabus.


Action for Life downloads by section:

Acknowledgements & Introduction

Warm-Up and Cool-Down

Activity and The Body

Health Benefits of Physical Activity

Health-Related Fitness

Introduction to Principles of Training


Circuit Cards



Acmhainní: Gníomhaíocht le haghaidh Beatha

Ar fáil anois cártaí Gníomhaíochta Ranga, Tascanna An Dalta, Cártaí Ciorcaid, Gníomhaíocht Shláintiúil: Forbhreathnú agus acmhainní eile.

Clic anseo.


Rich Tasks for Health Related Activity Level 2 are provided in the form of ACTION FOR LIFE WebQuests.  These involve an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from previous learning and from the web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.  A WebQuest has been developed and designed for each of the five topes that make up Health Related Activity at junior cycle. While the WebQuests available in Irish and English, unfortunately the vast majority of sites referred to are in the English language.  We would welcome links to sites as Gaeilge and would be delighted to add them to the relevant Quests.


Warm-up and Cool Down Gain and no Pain
Ag teacht go luath
Activity and the Body The Human Body Ltd.
Gníomhaíocht agus an Corp An Corp Daonna TEO
Health Benefits of Physical Activity How can we help Seán Mac Carthaigh?
Sochair Shláinte agus Gníomhaíocht Choirp Conas ar féidir linn cabhrú le Seán Mac Carthaigh?
Health Related Fitness Fit For Life
An Fholláine Shláintiúil Aclaíocht le haghaidh Beatha
Introduction to Principles of Training F.I.T.T. for Action
Buneolas ar phrionsabail na traenála An bhfuil tú F.I.T.T. le haghaidh gníomhaíocht fhisiciúil




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