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How to Start your Project

How to Start your Project

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BRAINSTORM
 

RESEARCH

ORGANISE

TIMETABLE

  • Use the PExpo Categories for inspiration. 

  • Consider what sports you play or follow:

    • What do you want to know more about?

    • What issues do you or others face in the sport? 

  • Look up sports issues in the news - controversies, advancements etc. 

  • Research sports people and their particular skills.

  • Check out previous winners for ideas.

  • Look up articles, studies, books and documentaries to check there is enough information available to make your project viable. 

  • Gather your sources in a document or save them as bookmarks in your browser. 

  • Consider what research methods you will implement e.g. interviewing classmates, using sports statistics or conducting scientific experiments.  

  • Make a list of all tasks needed to complete your project such as:

    • Creating a spreadsheet to record data. ​

    • Gathering and printing images. 

    • Proof-reading. 

  • If you're working with a team, divide the tasks. (Teams can have up to five students.)

  • Make the best use of particular skills e.g. assigning a classmate who is good at maths to analyse data or an artist to design the overall appearance of the project. 

  • Make a detailed timetable for completing your project.

    • Will you meet a few times a week or work on your tasks separately and meet up once a week?​

  • Set intermediate deadlines for tasks. ​

  • Decide on a final deadline, ideally a week before PExpo!

Printable Worksheets

Printable Worksheet: Starting your Project

Colour 

Black and White

Ag cur tús le do thogra Mórthaispeántais CO.

Dath

Dubh agus bán

Categories

To enter PExpo, submit your project under

one of the following headings:

  1. Physical, Psychological and Tactical Demands of Performance   

  2. Power of Sport- Culture, History and Inclusion

  3. Well-being- Physical, Mental and Social

  4. Technology and Media

  5. Nutrition and Diet

  6. Olympic Ideas and Values

  7. My favourite Olympian (First years only)

Prizes

A trophy will be awarded to a junior and senior team in each category, as well as in eight special awards:

  1. Best new school 

  2. Best project in Irish

  3. Women in Sport

  4. Sport for Business

  5. Outdoor Sport Award

  6. Peer Award

  7. STEM Award

  8. Dare to Believe Award

In addition, the Overall Junior and Senior winners will receive 250 euro towards their school. 

Award Sponsors

Award

Sponsors

Dare to Believe

Women in Sport

Sport for Business

Outdoor Sport

Overall Senior and Junior Awards




 

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Peer Award 
 

Best project in Irish

STEM Award 
 

Best new school

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Power of Sport - Culture, History and Inclusion 
 

Diet and Nutrition

Physical, Psychological and Tactical Demands of Performance

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Well-Being - Physical, Mental and Social 

Technology and Media

Olympic Values and Ideals

My favourite Olympian

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Judging Criteria

Project

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4-7

8-10

  • Appropriate title            
  • Appropriate aims and objectives            
  • Appropriateness of content 
  • Conclusion            

Project Content

0-3

4-7

8-10

  • ​​Is there a clear link between the title and the aims and objectives?
  • Are the research methods appropriate?            
  • Is the information presented accurate?           
  • Does the conclusion allow for further development?            

Presentation

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4-7

8-10

  • Colourful and bright    
  • Clear and concise       
  • Appropriate information            

​​Verbal knowledge and understanding

0-3

4-7

8-10

  • Subject understanding
  •  Answers questions appropriately 
  •  Can explain the project content                  
               

Total out of 140 marks

Marking

Appropriate title    
  • The title has no link with the PExpo categories (no title = 0)
  • The title is vaguely linked to the PExpo categories 
  • The title is clearly linked to the PExpo category and you can see how the project is going to be developed
  • The title tells you the exact nature of project
Appropriate aims and objectives    
  • No aims and objectives
  • The project has aims and objectives but there is no link to the title or category
  • The aims and objectives are clear and a link can be seen
  • The aims and objectives are clearly linked to the title
Appropriatness of content    
  • The content has no clear link with the title or category
  • The content is vaguely linked to the title or category but is not always relevant to the purpose of the project
  • The content is linked to the title and category and demonstrates a good level of understanding.
  • The content is clearly linked to the title and category and the project has a clear beginning, middle and end.
Conclusion
  • There is no conclusion
  • There is a conclusion based on the results of the project
  • The conclusion gives the project an end result with ideas on what to do next
  • The conclusion gives a clear indication of the results of the project and the possible way forward
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4-6
7-9
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0-3
4-6

7-9


10
 
0-3

4-6


7-9


10
 
0-3
4-6

7-9

10
 
Download
Judging Criteria 

Guidebook

PExpo 2024 Letter

Teacher's Handbook 2024

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