We are made to play – kids, adults, everybody. Somehow, amidst the pressures of academia, work and social insecurity, we forgot that. Just a few generations ago, we walked, ran, lifted and carried, we pushed and pulled; we dug, harvested and gathered; we danced, jumped and climbed. But things have changed; we have changed. This is a global problem, affecting all geographies and levels of development. Physical education in schools is under-valued by both educators and parents, and play at all ages is too often seen as folly and a waste of time. This is leading to a degradation in physical literacy, rendering people without the ability to move with competence and confidence across all aspects of life: at home, in the workplace, in recreation and leisure time, during travel, in daily interactions with other people and the world around us...
To make a change, the global SAPA Movement must:
In 2012 the Badminton World Federation (BWF) launched “Shuttle Time” - a school-based programme supporting the principle that children should lead a healthy and active life (both in and out of school). BWF’s goal is to make badminton one of the world’s most popular and accessible school sports. Shuttle Time offers schoolteachers access to free resources, training and equipment, which supports the teaching of enjoyable, safe and inclusive badminton activities to children aged 5-15 years old. Shuttle Time lessons are designed to provide children with a positive image of badminton through opportunities to have fun, engage with others and experience success. Shuttle Time is currently being implemented in 132 countries in partnership with BWF’s Continental Confederations and Member Associations.
The programme is led by Badminton World Federation with the support of Badminton Confederation of Africa, Badminton Asia, Badminton Europe, Badminton Oceania Confederation, Badminton Pan Am Confederation, Special Olympics International, UNHCR, Peace and Sport, Yonex, Victor.
Learn more about Shuttle Time in this video playlist.
BWF Development Team
Richmond Physical Literacy Initiative
The goal of the Physical Literacy Initiative is for every child in Richmond from 2-12 years old to have the opportunity to develop both physical literacy and games literacy. Richmond’s Physical Literacy Street Team promotes opportunities for children to develop the fundamental movement skills they need to be confident in participating in physical activity and sport throughout their lives.
More information on the Physical Literacy Street Team in this video.
City of Richmond
6911 No. 3 Road
Richmond BC V6Y 2C1, Canada
Right To Play
Founded in 2000, Right To Play is a global organisation that attempts to teach children in need with educational games through programmes that are facilitated by more than 14,900 local volunteer coaches. Working in both the humanitarian and development context, Right To Play builds local capacity by training community leaders as coaches to deliver its programmes in 18 countries affected by war, poverty, and disease in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. Right to Play understands that different types of play give children the opportunity to learn different things. Inside the classroom, games help children to actively engage in their lessons, enhancing their learning. Outside of the classroom, they play through performance, music or dance to gain critical life skills. Their work focuses on four types of play: Games, Sports, Creative Play and Free-Play.
It is supported by local and regional organisations in each country of actions
18 King St. East, Suite 14
Physical Literacy for Communities
Sport for Life is a recognised global leader in quality sport and physical literacy. The not for profit organisation consists of sport and physical literacy experts with the long-term vision necessary to be catalysts for lasting change within the sport and physical activity ecosystem and beyond. Since 2014, Sport for Life has been able to bring the government, health, education, recreation, and sport sectors together to create opportunities for people to increase their physical activity, therefore living longer, healthier lives.
Sport for Life has developed a world-leading approach called Physical Literacy for Communities (PL4C), a proven process that meets communities where they are at and supports and empowers local leaders to make change at a grassroots level. The mission is to increase physical activity through the collective development of physical literacy resulting in a healthier, more active society.
777 Market St.
Victoria, BC, V8T 0B4
+1 778 4332066
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ActiveKids provides children with access to sport within their own community and allows them to acquire life skills that will have a positive impact on their social and physical wellbeing. The project addresses the growing physical inactivity pandemic amongst young people in Turkey by encouraging children to be more active.
It is led by Turkish Olympic Committee and supported by Nike Turkey
Olimpiyatevi 4. kısım sonu 34158 Ataköy, Istanbul
c/o Commerzbank / Filiale Höchst
D-65929 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: +49 (0) 69 973 935 990
Fax: +49 (0) 69 973 935 995
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