Active Literacy Workshop

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Date(s) - 26/04/2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mulbarton Primary School
The Common
NR14 8JG


Schools from across Norwich are invited to send up to 3 members of staff on this excellent FREE 3 hour workshop.

Course Description

The Active Literacy programme is an initiative set up by the FA in partnership with the National Literacy Trust to improve the literacy skills of children through sport themed activities.

The programme targets girls aged 5-8 years with the hope that the link between football and literacy helps to encourage young girls into football and to enjoy reading..

The activities are built around creative play and each girl will receive a creative workbook to complete and support their learning. There will be three stories that the Activator will work through with the girls.

Why should schools participate?

The FA active literacy programme support ‘the beginner girl’ in developing their fundamental movement skills and patterns which are often a barrier to these children engaging in physical activity. The approach taken develops fundamental movement skills through the medium of creative play and literature. It is hoped that through the programme these girls will grow in confidence which will lead to them becoming more physically active in the playground and engaging in a wider range of activities.

Each school will:

  • ¬†Receive three storybooks plus 20 copies of a home activity book, for the girls to do with their families.
  • Receive training for a member of staff, who will be the Activator or will be supporting the Activator in school.

The Activator will:

  1. Be able to understand and adapt sessions to individual needs and ability; be familiar with delivering to a session plan.
  2. Be able to make the girls feel like they are in a safe/comfortable environment; can manage group dynamics and be comfortable with creative play.
  3. Have a fun and creative mindset; can tell a story and bring it to life, and be able to engage the most disengaged.

The club can be run by playground leaders or young leaders from a local high school, but these groups will require a large amount of support from the member of staff who attended the training to maximise impact on the participating girls.

What are the outcomes?

For the practitioner;

  • Understand how to deliver creative, fun and engaging physical activity sessions for girls
  • Ready made resources to help children achieve the recommended daily target of 60 active minutes per day
  • Engage parents and carers to embed the activities within the setting and home environment.

For the young people;

  • Become more engaged and inspired to participate in physical activity, and improve speaking and listening skills.
  • Enbrace locomotion (agility), stability (balance), object control (coordination), body confidence and positive body image.
  • Develop character traits (i.e. resilience, empathy, aspiration).

How to book?

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