Physical Illiteracy

The question is often asked, can a human being be physically illiterate? This is not a straightforward question. There are three perspectives that can be taken, two result in a rejection of the notion of physical illiteracy and one supports there being a disposition we could call physical illiteracy. Firstly, it could be seen as a non- question. In the … Read More

Len Almond Eulogy

Len Almond was outstanding for his inspiration, commitment, vision and the boundless energy and invested himself into the promotion of high quality physical education and physical activity for health to both young and old.

A Poem for Physical Literacy

Tiny, fragile fingers clench the hands that lead, guide and nurture the path. The journey begins with a hesitant step. Gasps. Jubilance. Pure joy. Tentative steps turn into powerful strides as confidence oozes with every pounding heartbeat. Blossoming, developing, changing with every jump, spin and splash. The precious seeds of opportunities are scattered lovingly into the field of hope and … Read More

Physical Literacy Charting Progress

Physical literacy is a holistic concept that recognises that all people are on a journey throughout life, but how can we chart progress on this journey? And why is it charting progress important anyway?

Physical Literacy – ‘Kiwi Style’

The concept of physical literacy is an excellent fit with Sport New Zealand’s vision of ‘enriching lives and inspiring a nation through physical activity and sport’. New Zealand has a proud history of being an active nation, which stems from generations of Kiwis enjoying a wonderful, playful upbringing. But we know that things are changing and we can’t assume we … Read More

Physical Literacy in Practice

Guest blog from Kate Ellis, Information Officer at the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health.