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Martensville part of physical literacy pilot

Saskatchewan in motion and the Partners for Physical Literacy are working with a local team in Martensville to develop a specific plan for getting kids moving more and increasing physical literacy at home, at school and in the community. 

What’s physical literacy? It’s the confidence, competence and motivation to move and one of the keys to a lifelong love of physical activity. Learn more about physical literacy, why it matters and what you can do, here.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback to help us paint a picture of physical literacy and physical activity in Martensville! Your Community Profile is the first step toward developing a plan to get local kids moving more. 

What we’ve been up to:

  • Saskatchewan in motion collected information through an online community survey, focus groups and one-on-one meetings.
  • We held a gathering October 25 2018 to bring the community together. More than 50 people attended the Moving Together Symposium to explore opportunities and identify practical, local actions that will get kids moving more and increase physical literacy. Saskatchewan in motion compiled the results of the session and held follow-up meetings. 
  • University of Saskatchewan has assessed the physical literacy of Grade 4-8 students with the help of local volunteers. They're reviewing the data and plan follow-up testing down the road.
  • We held an action planning meeting January 24 2019. At the session, we set some priorities based on the results of the Moving Together Symposium, set objectives for each, and started to identify who would be involved in each action.
  • We held a follow-up meeting and focus group December 5 2019. At the meeting, community and education leaders determined actions for the upcoming year and initiated the development of a community communication plan. Whereas at the focus group, these leaders discussed physical activity in the area and what we can collectively do to get Saskatchewan moving more and sitting less. 

Watch this space to keep up with what’s happening on the project. Sign up for our email list to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

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