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Opportunities for participation 3

Opportunities for Participation (3)

Lower 6th AS level Phys Ed.

Objectives for today

Objectives for today:

  • Look at the 3 types of Outdoor activities and be able to distinguish between the three.

  • To be able to distinguish the elements of risk, to distinguish between perceived and actual risk and to relate them to OAA.

  • To look at the key words – Risk, Natural Environment, Challenge, escapism, experience.

  • High adrenaline/motivation – “Touching the Void”



  • London Marathon case study.

  • Look at page 129 in textbook

  • Discuss in groups of 4.

  • What did you find? Did the findings provoke any thoughts? Were there similarities/differences?

  • Ask 1 of group to present for 2 mins.

Objectives of or

Objectives of OR

  • Engaging with, learning about & enjoying natural environment – key here is NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.

  • Being involved in active leisure, phys exe & a lifetime sport

  • Extending an individual’s experiences beyond their everyday life or environment

  • Becoming involved in adventure activities

  • Escaping from day-to-day life (where have we heard this before??)

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  • Experiencing fear, excitement & exhilaration – element of risk.

  • Developing self-reliance – What is it?

  • Developing self-knowledge – What is it?

  • Experiencing the problems & satisfaction of leadership and decision making

  • Development of team work and trusting others

  • Accepting the trust of others

Outdoor ed

Outdoor Ed.

  • Not just school; cubs, scouts, YHA, Boys Brigade, etc

  • Opportunities for those who less advantaged, activities well out of their reach

  • Schools & organisations started to see benefit in later 20th Century – activity Centres

  • Normally take place outside

  • Frequently have adventurous component

  • Generally involve Phys act

  • Always respect natural environment

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  • Arisen due to budget constraints in maintaining outdoor ed/adven programmes

  • Uses local facilities: parks, canals, indoor climbing, playing fields, etc

  • No need for travel

  • Not just opportunity for children – development of activities in own right (free walking/parkour) paintballing, adventure playgrounds.

  • Urban

All as sports

All as Sports

  • Outdoor Activities taken on competitive form: skiing, sledging, climbing, diving, mountain biking, etc

  • All have NGB’s, competitions from local – international, talent identification

  • -ve = sporting format takes away essential element of activity – overcome personal goals, tasks, environment

  • Rules & guidelines cancel out the risk elements and freedom of participation.

Concept outdoor rec act ad


  • Aims/Benefits = Same as Phys ed and or Phys rec

  • Benefits liked to NATURAL ENVIRONMENT =

  • Challenge

  • Adventure

  • Sense of freedom

  • Handling risk

  • Leadership and response to leadership

  • Decision making

  • Appreciation of natural environment

  • Trust

  • Self reliance

  • Sens of danger / adreneline rush

  • Cross curricular links

Risk distinction between or and oaa lies in the concept of challenge or risk

RISK – Distinction between OR and OAA lies in the concept of challenge or risk


Perceived RiskReal/Actual Risk

Pedominantly under the control of Events over which participant

Participant has no controll.

e.g. By correct use of equipment e.g Avalanche, flash flood

Predictable/ Unpredictable/Objective Danger

subjective Danger

Beginers Experts

Look at pages 130 131 in book


  • Read selected paragraph


  • Draw into notes

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy8-tcAQeSc

  • No RISK NO FUN??? DISCUSS......

For next lesson

For next lesson…

  • Q. “Schools have a duty of care towards their pupils and it is not acceptable to offer adventure activities within the curriculum due to extra risk that children would be exposed to.” – one page in total, one paragraph supporting the statement and arguments for it, 2nd para is argument against. Final para to conclude with your own opinion (for/against)

  • Research “SPORT” – categories, characteristics, objectives, problems, reasons for participation, external influences on sport

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