For a number of years we have been using ‘a sense of place’ to enrich student experience in outdoor activities being one of the first to develop this form of teaching and understanding. Over the past decade interest in the significance of a sense of place in the literature of outdoor education has been increasing. In the UK, the relationship between outdoor education and the wider environment tends to be mainly focused on the science of the natural environment and the activity under study.
Vocational and Professional Training
Professional and vocational development is at the heart of the WIPL philosophy. We run a variety of accredited courses for the Health, Fitness and Outdoor Professions industry.
Research and Resources
WIPL is researching the development of Physical Literacy in its broadest sense. Links to publications can be found here, along with a range of resources to support the development of Physical Literacy.
What is Physical Literacy?
Physical literacy is a disposition that develops throughout life through a variety of movement experiences. As we develop physical literacy we understand that we are all one whole being not a separate ‘mind’ and ‘body.’ As we learn about ourselves as ‘embodied’ we learn that for all of us physical interaction with the world contributes to who we are and to fulfil our true potential we need to find ways to be physically active.
Physical Literacy News
The staff from WIPL have been working with the team from Cerebra to support Poppy and Rob in their quest to do the Cardiff Triathlon. Poppy has Cerebral Palsy, but despite this is keen to take part in a triathlon with her Dad Rob. Rob came up to the Lab for assessments and support for […]
On Sunday 28th February the Daffodil Ride took place at Pendine Beach, Carmarthenshire. The Daffodil Ride saw hundreds of riders embarking on the challenge of a 43 mile loop through hilly Carmarthenshire and raised £3,500 for charity Trust PA. The Daffodil ride is in its 9th year and is now being organised by 3rd year […]
New to the UWTSD this year is our MASS (The Muscle & Athletic Sports Society) founded by 3rd Year Personal Training and Health & exercise student Jake Doan. MASS is a society developed by David Bissell were students can train, compete, and inevitably develop health lifestyle choices for the future while enjoying the company of […]