This teaching resource builds upon the Primary pack. It shows how to continue the acquisition and development of the fundamental movement skills that underpin athleticism, using safe and inclusive approaches to teaching.
This acclaimed programme a first-class resource pack, aimed at assisting both you as teachers and also coaches in the planning of engaging and relevant sessions for kids of all abilities. These emphasise how athletics is the base for all sporting movement - developing the athleticism required to run, jump and throw.
Written by physical education experts with extensive experience of teaching and coaching athletics at school, club and international level, Elevating Athletics is written to conform to curriculum requirements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Both the recent Olympic and Paralympic games and London 2012 have generated a significant degree of interest in Sport, athletics in particular. Sustaining that interest and nurturing it into potential medal winners for 2016 will be a challenge. Schools play a vital role in developing this talent, we know are having to face up to change and adapt their approaches if they are to make the best of the young talent available to them. The sport is here to support those changes.
The overall focus behind the Elevating Athletics Approach is as follows:
To bring the sport of athletics to life and make it accessible
To provide teachers with a creative and practical resource that will help them encourage and motivate youngsters participate and achieve in athletics
To ensure that athletics is taught in a more inclusive and engaging manner, with modern approaches that are less reliant on formal didactic delivery and focus more on learning
To ensure all children receive a positive experience of athletics, where the emphasis is on participation, enjoyment, mastery and the acquisition of skills, so that they maintain interest in the sport.
To create a greater understanding that running, jumping and throwing underpin the vast majority of sports, and ensure children acquire and develop these skills throughout their education
To reach out and appeal to a much wider audience of young people to ensure we have a sustainable number of 16-17 year olds in the sport, who are committed to competing at senior level.
The Secondary pack is suitable for ages 11-16 years old.
Please note this product is not supplied with a DVD.
Visit www.uka.org.uk/academy for full details on the product and how to access Free Training Workshops for Teacher in your school.