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PasSPORT to Health

Promoting Physical Activity and School Sport

 

       

 

The PasSPORT to Health Project was initiated in 2010 by Dr Cheryl Walter, a lecturer in the Department of Human Movement Science.  The project centres around third year Sport Management  and Recreation Specialization students who are challenged to promote physical activity and school sport at the three disadvantaged schools annually, as part of their experiential learning.

Thus far, 15 schools have been involved with the project.  The interventions entail providing the schools with a physical activity-friendly environment aimed at promoting school sport and getting learners active and having fun, and have included: simple court and wall markings for games, fitness circuits, small equipment, leadership camps for school prefects, sport coaching and training of coaches, educating learners on the importance of leading an active lifestyle and the establishment of fitness clubs at the high schools.

The interventions are tailored to meet the schools’ needs and cost approximately R10 000 per school to implement.  The PasSPORT to Health Project is a project of the Department of Human Movement Science at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. All funds sponsored are spent on the project schools. 

 

Contact information
Dr Cheryl Walter
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 27 41 504 2628
cheryl.walter@nmmu.ac.za