Play & Physical Literacy

play and physical literacy

 

VISION STATEMENT
In 2030, the world recognised the value of play – at all ages.

STATE OF PLAY

We are made to play – kids, adults, everybody. Somehow, amidst the pressures of academia, work and social insecurity, we forgot that. Just a few generations ago, we walked, ran, lifted and carried, we pushed and pulled; we dug, harvested and gathered; we danced, jumped and climbed. But things have changed; we have changed. This is a global problem, affecting all geographies and levels of development. Physical education in schools is under-valued by both educators and parents, and play at all ages is too often seen as folly and a waste of time. This is leading to a degradation in physical literacy, rendering people without the ability to move with competence and confidence across all aspects of life: at home, in the workplace, in recreation and leisure time, during travel, in daily interactions with other people and the world around us...

OUR MISSION 2030

To make a change, the global SAPA Movement must:

  • Encourage and provide positive opportunities for play and participation in Sport for All and physical activity for all people.
  • Lead by example, in our workplaces, communities, homes and public spaces.

GOOD PRACTICES

Shuttle Time

Shuttle Time

Organisation Badminton World Federation
Country 132 countries
Target Group Children and youth (5-15 years-old) worldwide

 
#Health #Education

SHUTTLE TIME

In 2012 the Badminton World Federation (BWF) launched “Shuttle Time” - a school-based programme supporting the principle that children should lead a healthy and active life (both in and out of school). BWF’s goal is to make badminton one of the world’s most popular and accessible school sports. Shuttle Time offers schoolteachers access to free resources, training and equipment, which supports the teaching of enjoyable, safe and inclusive badminton activities to children aged 5-15 years old. Shuttle Time lessons are designed to provide children with a positive image of badminton through opportunities to have fun, engage with others and experience success. Shuttle Time is currently being implemented in 132 countries in partnership with BWF’s Continental Confederations and Member Associations.
 
The programme is led by Badminton World Federation with the support of Badminton Confederation of Africa, Badminton Asia, Badminton Europe, Badminton Oceania Confederation, Badminton Pan Am Confederation, Special Olympics International, UNHCR, Peace and Sport, Yonex, Victor.
 
Learn more about Shuttle Time in this video playlist.
shuttletime.bwfbadminton.com

Contact:
BWF Development Team
shuttletime@bwfbadminton.org
+603 26335855

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Richmond Physical Literacy Initiative

Richmond Physical Literacy Initiative

Organisation Richmond City Government
Country Canada
Target Group Children in Richmond (Canada)

 
#Education #Community

RICHMOND PHYSICAL LITERACY

The goal of the Physical Literacy Initiative is for every child in Richmond from 2-12 years old to have the opportunity to develop both physical literacy and games literacy. Richmond’s Physical Literacy Street Team promotes opportunities for children to develop the fundamental movement skills they need to be confident in participating in physical activity and sport throughout their lives.
 
More information on the Physical Literacy Street Team in this video.
www.richmond.ca/parksrec/physical/about.htm

Contact:
City of Richmond
6911 No. 3 Road
Richmond BC V6Y 2C1, Canada
+1 6042764000

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Right To Play

Right To Play

Organisation Right To Play
Country Worldwide
Target Group Children all over the world

 
#Education

RIGHT TO PLAY

Founded in 2000, Right To Play is a global organisation that attempts to teach children in need with educational games through programmes that are facilitated by more than 14,900 local volunteer coaches. Working in both the humanitarian and development context, Right To Play builds local capacity by training community leaders as coaches to deliver its programmes in 18 countries affected by war, poverty, and disease in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. Right to Play understands that different types of play give children the opportunity to learn different things. Inside the classroom, games help children to actively engage in their lessons, enhancing their learning. Outside of the classroom, they play through performance, music or dance to gain critical life skills. Their work focuses on four types of play: Games, Sports, Creative Play and Free-Play.
 
It is supported by local and regional organisations in each country of actions
 
www.righttoplay.com/en/our-work/

Contact:
18 King St. East, Suite 14
Toronto, Canada
+1 4162030
info@righttoplay.com

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Physical Literacy Curriculum Development

Physical Literacy Curriculum Development

Organisation Sport for Life
Country Canada
Target Group School children in Andhra Pradesh, India

 
#Education

 

Sport for Life, in conjunction with Training Excellence and Sports for Life India, revamped the physical education curriculum for the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Physical literacy is the primary focus of the curriculum with movement, happiness, and success being the by-products. Sport for Life provides lesson plans, a teacher trainer workshop guide and a parent workshop guide, which are to be conducted by physical literacy master trainers in Andhra Pradesh. Sport for Life has trained over 600 physical education teachers in physical literacy.
 
It is led by Sport for Life and supported by Training Excellence and Sport for Life India
 
www.sportforlife.ca/physical-literacy-curriculum-development-in-andhra-pradesh/

Contact:
777 Market St.
Victoria, BC, V8T 0B4
Canada
+1 778 4332066

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Active Kids

Active Kids

Organisation Turkish Olympic Committee
Country Turkey
Target Group Children in Turkey

 
#Health #Education #Community

 

ActiveKids provides children with access to sport within their own community and allows them to acquire life skills that will have a positive impact on their social and physical wellbeing. The project addresses the growing physical inactivity pandemic amongst young people in Turkey by encouraging children to be more active.
 
It is led by Turkish Olympic Committee and supported by Nike Turkey
 
www.olimpiyatkomitesi.org.tr/Detail/Activities/Active-Kids-Project/17/1/1

Contact:
Olimpiyatevi 4. kısım sonu 34158 Ataköy, Istanbul
+90 2125600707
info@olimpiyat.org.tr

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IMPRESSIONS

  • SHUTTLE TIME
    SHUTTLE TIME
  • RICHMOND PHYSICAL LITERACY INITIATIVE
    RICHMOND PHYSICAL LITERACY INITIATIVE
  • RIGHT TO PLAY
    RIGHT TO PLAY

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