Sport and Physical Education
TRANSFORMING LIVES & SOCIETIES
Sport is a Human Right as per the Charter for the Physical Education and Sport adopted by UNESCO in 1978. Sport as a tool is helping the United Nations to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Sport contributes to National agendas such as educational achievement, skill development, public health, inclusion, and girl empowerment, social and economic development. Corporate sector is adopting sport as an important area for social development.
Sport is an integral part of education. As per research, school sports and physical education promotes higher self-esteem, earn better grades, and improve attitudes, behaviours, performance and attendance. Developing core skills, fostering a sense of enjoyment for being active will support the health agenda and will give children the underpinning skills to pursue sports after school and later in life.
The Physical Education Cards (PEC) designed as per the NCERT physical education and health curriculum guidelines for classes 1-5. An inclusive, progressive tool for teachers engaging the whole classroom in physical activities for different ages and stages of children’s physical, motor skills development and cognitive understanding.
Shipley Foundation – PEC Resources
PEC PROGRAMME ADVANTAGES
- The PEC has been designed as per the existing health and physical education curriculum guidelines of NCERT for classes 1-5. Organizations such as the British Council, UK Sport, Youths Sport Trust and UNICEF have played a key role in the programme development.
- PEC has been endorsed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development & Ministry of Youth and Sport Affairs, India. UNICEF is implementing PEC as part of its sport for development mandate.
- A scientifically developed, student centered, inclusive programme designed on the premise that every child matters and has to be actively engaged in a physical activity for mental, physical and motor skills development .
- A progressive teaching and training aid for teachers outlining physical activities that are suitable for different ages and stages of children’s physical development and cognitive understanding across all abilities..
- provides suggestions to teachers of ways in which language, mathematical and scientific learning can be included and reinforced in meaningful contexts during the physical education lessons.
- An innovative teaching/learning approach meeting the Government of India’s mandate on school education Child friendly schools have the potential to improve student attendance and retention which in turn has a direct co-relation with the learning levels, completion of elementary cycle, transition to secondary schools, particularly of girls. This will help in advocating for mainstreaming physical education with dedicated time in the regular school routine.
Physical Education Cards a set of colourful cards with instructions for delivering fun, safe and inclusive organized physical education sessions. (See card for reference) click on the image to enlarge
PEC Teacher Training Programme A mandatory training to understand the PEC philosophy and the mechanism to integrate PEC into the school curriculum. click on the image to enlarge
Shipley Foundation – Broad basing
SHIPLEY FOUNDATION- BROAD BASING SPORT THROUGH EDUCATION
- A grass roots approach has to be taken ensuring all children have access to high quality PE in schools so that they have the skills and confidence to join in games, activities and sports outside school and when they get older. Performance of children can be added to the overall evaluation.
- Capacity building of primary teachers is critical along with introduction of innovative teaching aids as they are not trained to teach Physical Education. Specialist physical education teachers appointed at secondary level should be utilised to support the primary teachers.
- Commitment from the Government and key education authorities at the National/State level
- Public Advocacy for civil society on importance of systematic, organised teaching of physical education and school sport. Especially the parents that they allow children to take up sports along with academics for holistic development.
- Corporate and the private sector can contribute towards the development of sport through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and through Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives. This could be done through supporting
– public advocacy campaigns- training of school teachers
– development of new resources
Shipey Foundation Sport Education Programmes
- PEC training to primary and specialist PE teachers by UK trained experts
- Support schools to integrate PEC in the school timetable
- Provide tools to monitor PEC progress
- Revising school Health and PE curriculum as per international standards
- Inclusive Youth Leadership through Sport programme
- Professional Support to set up education wing in schools/communities for children with special abilities and provide support to teachers.(Infrastructure and academics)
- Support schools to mainstream children in classrooms using PE & Sport
- International exchange programmes for teachers, principals, school management boards to USA/UK /Finland/Australia
- Capacity building sessions for Head Teachers and School Management Boards
- Capacity building of PE teachers in schools and within PE teaching/training colleges/ institutions
- PE Teaching/Training curriculum revision at par with global standards
- International exchange programmes for faculty and teaching heads USA/UK /Finland/Australia
- Inclusive Youth Activation programmes through sport
Government & Corporates
- Provide support to the Government at the National & State level for planning, promoting and implementing sport development programmes
- Provide support to corporate on adopting sport for development as part of their CSR programmes
- Capacity building of policy makers & civil society on harnessing the power of Physical education& school sport development for health, social, economic & life skills development