“Physical inactivity is todays norm in developing countries. It results in an erosion of human potential”
“Healthy Body, Healthy Mind.”
“Early positive experiences are key”
Hello PE Umbrella Community and welcome to episode twenty one of the PE Umbrella Podcast.
In this episode of The PE Umbrella, I am joined by Rob Wilkinson. Rob is the Director of ‘Moving Matters’, a London based company who are responsible for delivering high quality PE to over 40 primary schools across the city. As well as sharing his top tips, advice and resources, we talk about the inspiration behind Moving Matters through research conducted in a document named ‘Designed to Move’. This document holds stark truths about the possible future pathways for our children if we don’t act on the current ‘inactivity’ crisis now. Moving really does Matter.
It was a pleasure chatting to somebody with a real passion for making a difference in this world when it comes to physical education for our children. You can hear the passion in Robs voice as he takes us through the current ‘inactivity crisis’, or the next ‘inconvenient truth’. Packed full of inspiration, tips and take aways, you are sure to gain some valuable and actionable content from what Rob has to offer. So what are you waiting for? Subscribe on iTunes for FREE by clicking the button below or listen right here at the top of the page. Either way, I’ll see you ‘Under the Umbrella’.
What I Learned:
- Keep it simple, or as Rob says, use a ‘drip feed’ approach. Don’t overwhelm the children with all of your instructions at once. Take the time to slow down your delivery and introduce a task slowly, giving you (the teacher) a chance to stand back and observe the understanding before moving on.
- Use activities that are transferable across sports. Rob loves the use of ‘gates’ that can add colour, pathways and avenues for children to explore. Simple yet effective. For another transferable activity see my ‘Ultimate Primary PE Activity’ podcast.
Moving Matters Website – www.moving-matters.org
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Twitter – @moving_matters1
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you have enjoyed today’s episode and I look forward to seeing you next time ‘Under the Umbrella’.