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Making the Connections between PE and Early Years Learning

An innovative programme has been launched to support teachers deliver quality physical education, particularly to the very youngest pupils.

It aims to tackle not only the widely-acknowledged issue of childhood obesity, but also the growing problems of poor core strength, less developed fine motor skills and difficulties with physical co-ordination which are affecting some young children’s ability to learn in the classroom.

The Connections Project is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow, University of the West of Scotland, South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, South Lanarkshire Council, Scottish Borders Council and NHS Lanarkshire.

The teaching resource, launched at St Athanasius Primary in Carluke, has been trialled over the last year by teachers of early years pupils in a number of South Lanarkshire primary schools.  It will now be extended to all primary schools in that authority and is expected to be picked up by other local authorities across Scotland.

To read more visit the University of Glasgow website.

 

 

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