I recently came across this fantastic video by Doug Patterson. Doug in this video tries to learn how to ride a bike with a small but big difference. What he finds demonstrates why it is so important to learn how to move and be physically active whilst young as our minds have more plasticity for learning and overcoming challenging physical tasks. And more importantly, once a skill learnt it is very difficult to unlearn it, or relearn using a different understanding. This is why we must get physical literacy right from a young age. I hope you enjoy the video.
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Liz is a physical education researcher and teacher educator with over 15 years' experience within education across the primary, secondary and higher education sectors. She is currently a Senior Lecturer In Physical Education at the University of Gloucestershire & Bath Spa University, Managing Director & Co-Founder at PE Scholar & Scholary and Past Chair of the International Physical Literacy Association (IPLA). Liz is a qualified teacher and holds a PhD in Physical Literacy, a MA in Education, a MSc in Psychology and a BA (Hons) in Physical Education. Her research interests include Education, Physical Education, Philosophy, Health, Sport and Wellbeing. She has specific expertise in Physical Literacy, Teaching Pedagogy, Curriculum Design and Teacher Professional Development. Liz is an international speaker, passionate educator and physical activity advocate who champions the value of physical activity for life, for health, wellbeing and human flourishing.