How often do you see news reports or read articles about inactivity and obesity?
How often do you hear about increasingly sedentary lifestyles?
We know that schools are incredibly busy places with relentless pressures to increase standards. However, we need to ask ourselves: ‘Is there a better way to learn?”
Ask your children to draw ‘what learning looks like’ and most will draw pictures of children sitting down. Many of these images will also feature clocks. Ask yourselves:
“Why do clocks feature?” “What are the children really thinking?” “Are our children learning effectively?”
The last question surely has to be the key. Education is about the best possible learning outcomes for children, and we believe that physically active learning (used in the right way and with a clear purpose) can support schools and teachers in enhancing this.
We know that there are many awesome schools and teachers who are doing amazing things to promote and develop active learning within their communities. This website offers a platform where teachers and schools can share their ideas so we can support each other to be as active as we can. We want you to ask questions, challenge and provoke. By blending research and practice from around the world we know we can make a real difference.
To find out more, watch this TEDx Talk…
According to a Key Stage 2 pupil at Oakdale Junior School in London, Bryn is ‘a genius’. However, his friends and family know the truth.
Bryn worked in various UK schools for 25 years as a Teacher, Deputy Head and Acting Head.
In 2012, he founded Tagtiv8 Active Learning. His pioneering approach to active learning and research not only provides an enjoyable alternative to classroom based learning, but promotes physical activity – crucial when we all face the increasing problem of sedentary lifestyles. Teachers respect his pedagogy & his ideas are loved by children.
Ian has been the Headteacher at Thorner Primary School since January 2015, and is passionate about ensuring that physical activity and the related benefits sits at the heart of the school ethos.
He is driven by the notion that school for all children should be an inspirational place to learn and play, and that a real facilitator in this is how movement based learning is used across the whole school curriculum.
Richard is our PE Specialist and an experienced middle leader. He also supports organisations in SLE capacity where he delivers CPD to school leaders, teaching staff and ITT students. He has delivered active learning workshops at national conferences for AfPE and the Youth Sport Trust.
Richard is passionate about empowering primary practitioners to integrate purposeful physical activity into classroom pedagogy so that children can move and learn everyday.