24 trained on Carmarthenshire BISI course

Posted by Laura Morgan at 11:03 on 18 March 2015

 Carmathsnhire BISI training 16.03.15

On 16th March, 24 teachers, mentors and volunteers attended a teacher training BISI course in Cefneithin Community Centre, Carmarthenshire. The participants included staff from Carmarthenshire primary schools, leisure centres and mentors.  The school staff involved were from the following schools:

  • Llangadog 
  • Trimsaron 
  • Llanon 
  • Gorslas 
  • Bro Banw 
  • Llangunnor 
  • Old Road 
  • Peniel 
  • Pontyates 
  • Rhydygors 
  • Y Fro 
  •  Llangarne  

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The course consisted of a theory element, which covered the resource pack and its contents, and also a practical element which they all thoroughly enjoyed. All the participants had the opportunity to try out the BISI resource cards in groups to see how easy they are to use. The BISI resource was designed around the curriculum but Badminton Wales has also completed a mapping exercise which sees the BISI resource being mapped to Multi Skills and Physical Literacy which seemed to be a hit with everyone on the course. All the attendees commented on how the resource would suit PE lessons and extracurricular activities, how all of the fundamental movement skills were covered in a fun way and how easy the resource was to use. 

Throughout the afternoon everyone had the opportunity to participate in many of the fun activities from within the BISI resource, these included: 

  • Warm up games 
  • Skill games 
  • Large group games such as 'Around the world' and 'Throwminton'.  

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One teacher commented,

"This resource is great!  Everything you need is there; all the planning is done for you, it tells you what equipment you need and how to adapt the activity to suit all the participants’ needs."

For further information on this or any other query, please contact Angela Stevens, Badminton Development Officer – South Wales on 07772396360 or email at angela.stevens@badmintonwales.net