Physical Literacy

Physical Literacy is a growing global concept which places individuals at the heart of a personal relationship with physical activity. It is unique because it includes everyone, regardless of capability and age. It is underpinned by holistic philosophies, and it focuses on providing purposeful, engaging, relevant, and rewarding physical activity experiences. As appropriate to each individual’s endowment, physical literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge, and understanding to maintain physical activity throughout the life course. 

Wellness for Greatness Kenya, in collaboration with the International Physical Literacy Association (IPLA), is developing, implementing, and evaluating Physical Literacy across Kenya in schools, sports, and exercise settings for the benefit of the population.  

The project provides professional development opportunities for exercise professionals such as P.E teachers, to help them gain confidence and competence in delivering high-quality physical activity and physical literacy opportunities, as well as support links to well-being. 

Infusing Physical Literacy into our community has a significant, positive impact on healthy behaviors, performance, and satisfaction. School-based Physical Literacy leads to the mastering of fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills that permit children to read their environment and make appropriate decisions, allowing them to move confidently and with control in a wide range of physical activity situations.