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‘Citbag’ goes live: Schools to benefit from new online platform

A new online hub featuring hundreds of resources to help get children active is set to help teachers, coaches and leaders deliver the new Curriculum for Wales.

Sport Wales has developed Citbag, a home for teaching and coaching resources that have been created by specialists over the last 20 years.

Citbag includes the renowned Dragon Sport and Play to Learn products aimed at primary school aged pupils.

The platform has been supported with funding from Welsh Government.

“If we give young people the rights skills, confidence and good quality sporting experiences, they are more likely to enjoy sport and be active for the rest of their lives,” said Sport Wales acting CEO Brian Davies.

“These resources have been supporting PE lessons and activity in schools for some time, and we know from speaking to experts in the field their use will really come to fore for the new curriculum.

“We wanted to make them as easy to access for teachers as possible and this is the first time we’ll have one dedicated platform to house them all.”

 

The resources on Citbag are aimed at children and young people to support motivation, confidence, physical competence and knowledge and understanding, which are central to physical literacy.

From stories to get the youngest moving and active; fun games to help agility, balance and co-ordination; sport specific learning through sports like rugby and cricket; and more specialist gymnastics or creative movement for older children.

Jan English is a Welsh education consultant and author of many of the resources. She says:

“The resources really do stand the test of time and will really flourish in the new Curriculum for Wales. There will be a sharp focus on learners being more engaged and motivated, adapting activities to meet their needs, abilities and interests.  

“With so many resources produced over nearly two decades, teachers are able to pick-and-mix what will fit best for them and their pupils.”

Users sign up for a free account to access Citbag. With more resources being added for the start of the academic year in September 2022.

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