Education

Workshops supporting teachers, student leaders and school staff to develop physical literacy at school

Learning to move is just as important as learning to read and write.

We know that learning to move, through the development of fundamental movement skills and exploration of movement in various environments, helps us to develop physical literacy – but did you know that movement can help improve academic performance? There is plenty of research that shows a positive relationship between physical activity and learning. Regular bouts of physical activity throughout the school day prepares the brain for learning by improving cognitive function, attention and concentration and can improve test scores and academic behaviors. Additionally, schools that adopt regular physical activity breaks and interventions tend to have lower behavioral incidences and less bullying. Being creative and incorporating physical activity throughout the day at school is a simple way to not only enhance learning but also a great way to support a positive school environment and of course, contributes to long term health benefits –a win-win all around!

Workshops for teachers, student leaders, and school staff:

Designed to help increase the amount and quality of physical activity at school.

Participants will…

  • Examine current research looking at physical activity participation during school and outside of school hours
  • Develop an understanding of physical literacy and the importance for healthy child development
  • Explore resources to support quality physical education, daily physical activity (DPA), recess, and other opportunities to get active and develop physical literacy at school

No two workshops look the same! When you contact your local Coordinator, we will get to know the needs of your group and customize the workshop from there. Pricing may vary in different regions of the province.

Our workshops are practical, hands-on learning opportunities. Each session includes research updates, opportunities to get active and experience concepts and ideas, along with facilitated discussion and opportunities to network.

Active Sessions for Students

Contact your local Be Fit For Life Centre to see if they offer direct programming for children in school programs. The Be Fit For Life Network works to build capacity of local practitioners delivering physical activity programming. If you’re looking for quality programs in your area, we will connect you with someone in your community who can help.