Philosophical Foundations of Physical Literacy

Introduction Physical literacy is defined as the “motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life” (IPLA, 2017). The definition can be considered the tip … Read More

SUMO: Shut Up and Move On

Introduction Paul McGee is an international speaker, author and performance coach. He is also the creator of SUMO (Shut Up and Move On). At the heart of SUMO is a call to action in relation … Read More

Origins of Physical Literacy

Introduction The concept of physical literacy was formally launched in 2001, in Whitehead’s (2001) initial paper entitled, ‘The Concept of Physical Literacy’. Although, Whitehead recognised in this paper that the term physical literacy was something … Read More

Benefits of Exercise in Relation to Mental Health

Reduce Stress – Exercises increased concentrations of norepinephrine, a chemical that can moderate the brain’s responses to stress. Boost Happy Chemicals – Exercise releases endorphins which create feelings of happiness and euphoria. Studies have shown … Read More

Physical Education – A History of Violence

Archive hour. Radio 4 Saturday 8.00 – 9.00 p.m. February 9th 2019 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002g6z Introduction This is a fantastic radio programme outlining the past and present nature of physical education. There were a range of speakers on … Read More

New GCSE Grading Structure

Introduction Pupils taking GCSEs from 2017 will have experienced a new grading structure. English language, English literature and Maths were the first subjects to use the new system in 2017. With all other subjects (including … Read More