What is Physical Literacy at this stage?
It is vital to remain engaged in activities at this phase as other factors can conflict during adolescent years. Ideally teens will now have the option of pursuing a wide range of sports / activities. This is extremely important at this stage to help build social interaction skills.
What can I do to play my part?
At this stage you are a key influencer and have the potential to keep this group engaged and enjoying sport and physical activity at a critical time in their lives. Taking part in sport and physical activity at this age can combat difficult issues related to body changes, image and peer pressure.
It is paramount that PE and Games lessons are fun, inclusive and engaging for ALL pupils. There is a need to listen to what your pupils enjoy doing and choose to take part in. Pupils who have developed the necessary skills at earlier stages will be in a position to confidently experiment with wide-ranging activities. Those who are less competent and confident will need a menu of activities to both capture interest and support the development of the basic skills.
An exciting and engaging extra-curricular programme will also support this phase. The 5x60 programme encourages engagement with community clubs and facilities links to offer a wide variety of alternative sports and physical activities.
Resources and useful links
For further information about 5x60 or general sports opportunities available within your catchment area, please contact your Local Sports Development team.
Ideas in Action
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