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Developing children's wellbeing through pogo riding as an alternative physical activity in schools

Pogo Pulse logoThis course is for primary and secondary school practitioners who are interested in finding new and alternative activities to connect movement and wellbeing.

It will explore ways to recognise and develop meaning learning moments that can positively impact children’s wellbeing through curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. 

Attendees will be the proud owner of a brand new pogo stick!

Dates and times

This one-day course will run from 9.30am - 3.30pm on these pilot dates:

  • Monday 11th October 2021

Price

  • Individual package: £470
  • School package - 1 attendee: £1695
  • School package - 2 attendees: £1975

(School packages include 15 pogo sitcks for your school)

Course format

The course is offered as a full day at St Mary’s University with two short breaks. Learners will undertake practical sessions, which make up about two-thirds of the course, as well classroom-based sessions.

Aims and objectives

Through taking this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explore meaningful ways to connect physical health and mental wellbeing through social interaction and managed challenge
  • Understand how to deliver high quality PE lessons or activities within school settings to create a positive active lifelong learning environment
  • Develop practical and theoretical skills to understand how to facilitate effective and safe interaction with pogo stick riding
  • Create a unique implementation plan to develop meaningful movement, physical activity and play in children’s lives
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to engage with other schools through on-going events such as the first ever Guinness World Record attempt, and a whole school sponsored Pogothon

Requirements

Participants must be teaching or coaching practitioners, working in a school setting.

Tutors

bartonBarton Williams – Founder and Director of PogoPulse

Barton is also a qualified primary school teacher and has taught in Australia, New Zealand, USA and United Kingdom. Originally, from Adelaide South Australia, Barton is a former professional water ski instructor, volunteer surf lifesaver and avid martial artist.

He trained professionally as an actor at ACTT (Actors College of Theatre and Television) and as a TV presenter at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art), thus he has an extensive range of TV and Theatre credits to his name. In addition to this, Barton is a published children’s author and producer of kids TV show.

julieDr Julie Pearson – Senior Lecturer

Julie holds degrees from the Universities of Liverpool, St Marys and York St John. Her doctorate focused on developing a culture of care within PE in higher education and creating safe and inclusive spaces for children to flourish and find personal meaning in their learning.

She is currently a senior university lecturer for the Primary BA ITE Programmes, Primary PGCE (M) Programmes, Primary PGCE (M) with a Specialism in PE Programme and PhD doctoral supervisor at St Mary’s University, London. Julie is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Award

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance in recognition for attending a course certified by The CPD Certification Service for the National CPD. Attendees will also leave with a certified course to develop pogo riding in their school.

 

Book your place now

For further information about the CPD course, please contact julie.pearson@stmarys.ac.uk