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Play.sport project evaluation

Project TeamAssociate Professor: Clive Pope, Dr Kirsten Petrie & Dr Darren Powell

Project Dates: 2016 - 2016

Partnerships: The University of Auckland

The Play.sport evaluation is a joint assessment of Sport New Zealand's project Play.sport, by the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research and the University of Auckland.

Phase one of the evaluation will include workshops and the development of a collaborative framework as well as introducing an environmental audit and identifying what Play.sport personnel are responsible for and contribute to in each cluster.

Phase two will consider environmental audit data and analysis to glean an understanding of the overall picture. Phase three will include identification and exploration of emerging questions and points of relevance.

The aim of the Play.sport project is to ensure that all children and young people are supported in quality, stage-appropriate opportunities in order to be competently and confidently physically active throughout their lives.

The main expected outcomes of Play.sport are:

  • Young people participate in quality physical activity, PE and Sport
  • School communities provide quality physical activity, PE and sport, and
  • Providers work together to deliver quality physical activity and sport

It is expected that the achievement of these outcomes will then contribute to impoved health, education and social outcomes.

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