Mini summit to talk about the concept of sport literacy
Everyone knows the importance of literacy, but not everyone has heard of the concept of sport literacy.
At a Canadian Sport For Life mini summit coming to Gander Oct. 16, that concept, plus much more, will be talked about by a retired recreation director of more than 30 years.
“I’m coming to Newfoundland and Labrador for the week right after Thanksgiving, and I’m going to be in Gander and two other communities (St. John’s, Oct. 18; Deer Lake, Oct. 19),” said facilitator Philip Hochman. “It’s a workshop I’ll be facilitating in Gander, and, basically, there’s two main objectives: how local communities can become a Canadian Sport For Life Champion Community, and the whole idea around physical literacy.”
According to Hochman, physical literacy is about teaching everybody, in particular younger children, the basic skills of movement. A lot of people will associate this concept with sport, but Hochman said it goes beyond that.