Many of today’s sports stars are known to have participated in a variety of sports during their school days. Lewis Hamilton, for example, enjoyed cricket at school and has even claimed that if he hadn’t had such success in motor sports, he would have pursued a career in football. By exposing children to different sports, you can significantly increase the chances of them finding an individual talent or interest. Both the pupil and school will then experience the benefits of their participation in sport.
Andy Kendall talks about Inclusive Zone Basketball, a combination of Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball, that allows both disabled and able bodied players to take part at the same time, and the growth of its popularity as a sport among Schools in the United Kingdom.
In our latest guest blog, Phil Cocks shares some of his own advice and guidance on getting that all important Physical Education job. With over 7 years experience and being involved in 11 recruiting processes, this post will hopefully serve as a starting point to help people avoid making the same mistakes seen time and time again.
I recently came across this fantastic effective questioning resource that I felt was worth a blog post. I have been using it within my lessons recently and it has really helped add to the variety and range of questioning techniques I use to try and engage all learners in questioning, acting as an AFL tool and active questioning strategy. So here it is, try it for yourself and let us know how you get on.
This post outlines my top five suggestions for keeping motivated and continuing to inspire a generation long after the roars from the Olympic stadium and atmosphere of the Olympic and Paralympic games have become fond but faint memories of the sporting summer of 2012.
Regular physical activity has long been regarded as an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Recently, this importance has been reinforced with the increase in emphasis on combating obesity levels, along with new scientific evidence reinforcing the effects of regular physical activity in association with a wide array of physiological and psychological health benefits. Despite this evidence and the public's apparent acceptance of the importance of physical activity, millions of adults and children remain essentially sedentary.