By Owen Hathway, Sport Wales’ Assistant Director - Insight, Policy and Public Affairs
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a transformational impact on society as we’ve gone into lockdown and increasingly practice more stringent social distancing.
Working from home has brought many challenges, not least the fact that for many of us we’ve had to become our children’s new teachers.
Schools across Wales have gone to some incredible lengths to make that transition as easy as possible; creating online resources, developing a range of new ways to stay in touch and offer advice, as well as showcasing examples of brilliant home schooling. At Sport Wales we’ve also released free specialist resources for parents to access in order to help during this time. These resources not only allow parents to keep their children active, but also give the confidence that they are mirroring the sort of sessions we would see in schools.
The truth of course is that we are not all qualified P.E teachers, and even where we are this is a very different environment. However, at this time one key thing we can do in order to support children, is to listen to their views.