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Physical Literacy

Physical Literacy

Physical literacy is about building the skills, knowledge and behaviours that give us the confidence and motivation to lead active lives.

Physical Literacy Program Alignment Guidelines

The sport and physical activity sector plays a vital role in building the skills, knowledge and confidence of participants to lead active lives, contributing towards broader societal outcomes. The Guidelines will assist sport and physical activity providers to align new and existing programs to a physical literacy approach that celebrates and enhances participants’ holistic development.

Physical literacy alignment is the process of adapting or developing programs, products, resources and strategies to help participants develop lifelong engagement in sport and physical activity.

Aligning can help your organisation:

  • take a holistic and participant centred approach
  • identify opportunities for improvement
  • deliver professional development
  • find and tell your program’s story
  • create new ideas and program innovations
  • increase program retention and sustainability
  • deliver a program that motivates participants to be active for life.

Physical Literacy: Guide for Schools

Sport Australia in partnership with ACHPER VIC developed the Physical Literacy: Guide for Schools. The guide defines the ideal school environment for optimal impact on children’s physical activity and physical literacy.

The guide underpins the design of Sporting Schools Plus by identifying the key components required for a whole-school approach to the development of physical literacy in children. Sporting Schools Plus seeks to support schools to activate the key components of this guide.

Playing for Life Activity Cards

Playing for Life activities and games are a great way to help children develop physical literacy. The cards are designed for everyday use by teachers, coaches, out of school hours care staff and parents.

Aligned to the Australian Physical Literacy Framework and the Australian Curriculum, these game based activities are easily adapted to different sports and help create a safe, inclusive and challenging environment for children.

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