PExpo 2019 set for big expansion in new year

by Gazette Reporter
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A large increase in the number of projects is expected at PExpo ’19 which takes place on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at DCU.

The exhibition, developed in association with the Physical Education Association of Ireland, aims to develop the understanding of PE and sport among young people, moved from its original home of Trinity Comprehensive in Ballymun to nearby DCU last year.

Over 1,000 students attended PExpo ‘18 with a record 150 projects entered.

“We were delighted with the move to DCU which after three years in Trinity Comprehensive gave us more space and flexibility,” said Paddy O’Reilly, chairman of the PExpo ’19 organising committee. It also allowed projects from primary schools to be included at the exhibition for the first time.

PExpo ’19 got its official launch this week at the Helix in DCU.

New this year are two new categories linked to the introduction of physical education to the Leaving Cert curriculum. These join categories that include the Power of Sport, Diet and Nutrition, Physical and Mental Well-Being, IC and Photography, and Components of Fitness.

Lending their support to PExpo were international athletes Dublin footballer Sinead Finnegan, Emer Corry from rugby, George Dockrell from cricket and Sarah Torrans from hockey.

All 750 secondary schools in the country will receive a letter inviting them to submit projects for PExpo ’19 in the next few weeks.

Supporters of PExpo ’19 include Dublin City Council, South Dublin Sports Partnership, Trinity College, Healthy Ireland, University of Limerick, Independent Newspapers and Chillax Teens as well as Trinity Comprehensive School, the Physical Education Association of Ireland and the Irish Primary PE Association.

For further information, see Or contact Paddy O’Reilly at 086 1743836.

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