National School Sport Week
From the 25th to the 29th of June 2018 is National School Sport Week. From the Youth Sport Trust (YST), this is a series of events that encourage pupils to be more active. For more details, and to find out how to register for schools (there are different events and resource packs available for early years, primary and secondary education) visit the website here.
Physical education in schools has been the subject of much discussion in recent years, often in conjunction with the rise in childhood obesity rates. Technological and sociological factors along with consequential lifestyle changes affect the level of physical fitness of children, and therefore their health. In this context, with many children leading less active home lives than in the past, P.E. at school takes on greater significance.
We have a range of resources in our libraries on physical education, both from the perspective of teaching it and engaging with the debates around it. Here’s some examples:
Teaching Primary Physical Education (2018) by Julia Clare Lawrence. Available to borrow from Murray and St. Peter’s Library, shelved at 372.86/L09.
Mastering Primary Physical Education (2018) by Kristy Howells. Available to borrow from St. Peter’s Library, shelved at 372.89/H59.
Investigating provision and impact of the primary Physical Education and Sport Premium: a West Midlands case study (2018) by Gerald Griggs from Education 3-13, Aug. 2018, vol. 46 issue 5, pp. 517-524. Journal article available online.