School & Community Programs
RDC’s Be Fit For Life Centre offers creative programs that incorporate physical activity into the classroom and community. We specialize in Physical Literacy programs for all ages and abilities, which allows us to provide a unique and exciting experience for schools and community programs. Students will have the opportunity to get active through movement and skill-related cooperative games and fun fitness sessions using a variety of equipment. The goal of the Physical Literacy programs is to develop and enhance the fundamental movement skills of the child (hopping, jumping leaping, galloping, running, throwing, kicking, striking, stability/balance, etc.), while inspiring teamwork, fair play and self-confidence. This experience will motivate and empower the child to remain active for life!
Move & Play Through Physical Literacy (Ages 3 – 12)
The Be Fit For Life Network has created Move & Play Through Physical Literacy cards to assist activity leaders in integrating physical literacy into a variety of programs, activities and environments. These cards are designed to be used in a variety of applications including the home, school or community settings. Over 75 cards are included in this set, focusing on Active Start, FUNdamentals, and Learn to Train stages of the Long Term Athlete Development Model.
- Active Start Card Example – Ages 3 – 6
- FUNdamentals Example – Ages 6 – 9
- Learn to Train Example – Ages 10 – 12
Move & Play Through Traditional Games Workshops
The Alberta Native Friendship Centre Association of Alberta and the Be Fit For Life Network collaborated over the past two years on this exciting project. Offering all the fun of our regular Move & Play program, the Traditional Games workshop focuses on linking traditional culture and values to physical literacy and fundamental movement skills. The Move & Play Through Traditional Games cards communicate the history and culture of traditional games and note how the skills and values are still important today.
In a Traditional Games Workshop, participants will:
- Receive protocol teachings around Traditional Games
- Receive instruction on how to use the Move and Play Through Traditional Games activity cards
- Learn to identify the materials and tools needed to make games
- Learn how to properly make your own games and equipment for proper sizing and safety
- Receive in-depth teachings and understanding of the games and protocols
Learn more about the International Traditional Games Society.
Yoga Techniques for the Classroom (Grades 1 – 6)
The Yoga Techniques for the Classroom program includes both PowerPoint and yoga cards to help bring energy, balance, calm and relaxation to staff and students. This session includes yoga techniques, games, discussion and brainstorming.
Examples of the Yoga Techniques cards:
Custom Wellness Opportunities
RDC’s Be Fit For Life Centre can create a customized program built specifically to fit the needs of your school or community. Topics include:
- Health and wellness
- Active living
- And more!
Contact Barb Marsh, Program Coordinator, at 403.357.3612 for more information on how to purchase cards or set up a school or community program.