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.
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.
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 […]