What does the project entail
Dragon Multi-skills and Sport
A resource which follows on developmentally from Play to Learn. It is aimed at children in the primary phase aged 7-11 years. The ethos of the multi-skills approach is for young people to develop key physical skills that are applicable to and transferable across a range of different sports. The Dragon Sport element of the resource then enables children to transfer their basic physical skills into more sport specific activities.
What is required from the school?
- Arrange a meeting with the Active Young People team
- Attendance at the Dragon Multi Skills and Sport/Play to learn training sessions.
- Commitment to the physical literacy philosophy and improving the quality of extra-curricular sport and physical activity
- Commitment to provide information on sport and physical activity within the school to the AYP team, this information is valuable for future development of the programme and identify best practice to share amongst schools.
How do the pupils directly benefit?
- Taking part in lots of physical activities develops a child’s physical, cognitive, and social skills, impacting positively on their health and wellbeing. These programmes can help make a huge difference in starting them off and supporting them on their journey. Physical Literacy is therefore as important as numeracy and literacy.
Physical skill + Confidence + Motivation + Lots of Opportunities = Physical Literacy
- Opportunity for pupils to attend Dragon Sport festivals
- Signpost pupils to local activities (School – club link) and ensure lifelong participation
- Provide early leadership opportunities for pupils
- Support and guidance in the delivery of extra-curricular activities
- Training opportunities for staff and volunteers
- Access to equipment to aid activity within the school
- Access to a library of resources
- Evidence to support school commitment to health and well being
- Worthwhile sport and physical experiences in both curriculum and extra-curricular time
- Information on current trends and opportunities
- Support with the school sport survey process
Community Sport Clubs
- Increase in club memberships
- Opportunities to create school-club links
- Signposting opportunities
Senior Schools Sports Development Officer
Are there any ready-to-use resources available?
The Mapping document and resources for Dragon Multi-Skills and Sport which the Morriston primary cluster compiled can be access from the following website:
User name: PETEACHER
Password: letmein 1234
For any queries, regarding the Edunet site, contact Emily Marchant on E.K.Marchant@swansea.ac.uk