The Irish Sports Council has linked with the FAI, IRFU, Badminton Ireland, Junior Golf Ireland and Basketball Ireland to deliver the Buntús Sports Specific Programmes aimed at 7-11year olds to Primary and Special Needs Schools in all Local Sports Partnership areas. All schools entering the programme will receive the Buntús Play and Buntús Multi-sport programmes prior to receiving the Buntús Sports Specific Programmes.
These Buntús programmes offer:
- A large resource pack of equipment.
- Resource cards that offer a range of skill developmental and fun activities.
- In-service training to assist the teachers implements the programme.
The equipment is designed to be child-friendly and is also used in the National Governing Bodies (NGB’s) underage development programmes. The training is provided by the Regional Development Officers from the NGB’s and specially trained Buntús tutors.
The teacher-training module aims to provide teachers with ideas and confidence to plan and deliver safe, relevant Buntús lessons as part of the Physical Education Programme of the National Curriculum. The games are designed as a progression from fun skills activities to mini games in each of the sports.
Louth Local Sports Partnership has offered Buntús soccer in conjunction with the FAI and Buntús Golf in conjunction with Junior Golf Ireland. Schools that have availed of the free training and equipment are:
- St. Francis NS (Blackrock)
- Louth NS
- Realt na Mara Snr. (Dundalk)
- St. Peters (Dromiskin)
- Aston Village ETNS (Drogheda)
- St. Pauls SNS Rathmullen (Drogheda)
- St. Josephs Mell (Drogheda)
- Callystown NS (Clogherhead)
- ABACAS (Drogheda)
- St. Patricks BNS, Bothar Brugha (Drogheda)
- Dun Dealgan NS
- Scoil Eoin Baiste (Dundalk)
- St. Brigids School (Dundalk)
- Scoil Bhríde, Dunleer
- Scoil Naomh Lorcan, Omeath
- Scoil Naomh Bhríde, Faughart
- Castletown Girls School
- Scoil Muire na nGael, Bay Estate
- Scoil Naomh Bríd, Ardaghy, Omeath
- Marymount, Drogheda
- St. Peters N.S. Bolton St.
- St. John’s N.S.
- Ballapusta N.S.
- St. Mary’s B.N.S., Congress Ave
- Scoil Naomh Feichin, Termonfeckin
- Scoil Aonghusa
- Mell N.S.
- Le Chéile E.N.T.S.
- Louth NS
- Realt Na Mara
- St. Pauls SNS
- Faughart NS
- St. Peters NS Drogheda
- Aston Village Educate Together NS