Taking to the streets

Set up three years, ago the StreetChance initiative uses cricket to engage young people from a range of backgrounds in areas affected by youth crime and anti-social behaviour.

The initiative initially ran at schools, sports halls and community centres in 10 London boroughs, but has since expanded to 15 London boroughs and spread to parts of Birmingham and Dewsbury in West Yorkshire.

Its key focus is the teens involved in inner city “postcode gangs” and workers go into schools and estates to promote the project and encourage eight- to 18-year-olds to join in.

StreetChance uses Street 20, a quick, easy to play and accessible version of cricket that involves limited equipment.

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Teaching responsible behaviour

The PE class is a great setting for teaching children social skills and Teaching Children Responsible Behavior: A Complete Toolkit is an easy-to-use resource to impart those skills to Primary School-aged children.

This book and CD-ROM package defines three levels for teaching responsible behaviour – respect, challenge and teamwork, and provides unit plans and tools to bring those lessons to life.

The concepts are taught and reinforced through several resources such as children’s stories that introduce and reinforce the three key concepts, ready-to-use activities and sample block plans that show how you might use the resources.

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Introducing motor behaviour

One of the many strengths of Fundamentals of Motor Behavior is its focus on the real-world application of the information presented.

The text takes concepts taught in advanced motor behaviour courses and shows how they are relevant to everyday living.

With this approach, even students who know nothing about the subject will feel comfortable learning new terms and material.

The book first defines motor behaviour and explains how students can apply it to pursue various academic and professional career paths.

It then discusses the concepts and principles of motor behaviour that students will need in order to pursue a career in the field.

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