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Reasons For Participation. WHY HAS THERE BEEN AN INCREASE IN LEISURE TIME?. THE SHORTER WORKING WEEK. Many people now work 37 hours or less Many people work part time Flexible shift patterns and extended weekends often provide large periods of recreation time. TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES.

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Reasons for participation
Reasons For Participation

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The shorter working week
THE SHORTER WORKING WEEK

  • Many people now work 37 hours or less

  • Many people work part time

  • Flexible shift patterns and extended weekends often provide large periods of recreation time

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Technological advances
TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES

  • These have contributed to a shorter working week

  • Many people can now work from home

  • wide ownership of personal transport allows a more effective use of leisure time

  • Time saving devices in home allow more leisure time

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Technological advances1
TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES

  • Negative aspects of technological advances include:

    • Work is far less demanding physically

    • Unemployment

    • A more sedentary lifestyle

    • Effects on general levels of health fitness

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Early retirement
EARLY RETIREMENT

  • Retirement allows freedom and opportunity to pursue recreational activities

  • Many retired groups have more disposable income then previous generations

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Unemployment
UNEMPLOYMENT

  • Creates 'free time' which can be spent participating in recreation

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Health
HEALTH

  • Many people exercise to avoid stress

  • Many jobs involve little or no physical activity

  • Some people use exercise to aid recovery from illness

  • Some people are concerned about their body image

  • Exercise can help to prevent health problems:

    • Obesity

    • Coronary Heart disease

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Leisure and enjoyment
LEISURE AND ENJOYMENT

  • Many people participate because they enjoy it

  • Friendships develop through sporting experiences

  • Leisure is no longer considered a waste of time

  • Physical recreation serves as an extension to social activity

  • Physical activities can also be hobbies

  • It is now fashionable to be fit- increase in popularity of health clubs

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Vocation
VOCATION

  • Sport and recreation has created lots of jobs/careers

    • Coaches

    • Professional performers

    • Fitness trainers

    • Physiotherapist

  • Many clubs have full time secretaries, commercial managers and administrative staff

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School promoters of physical activity
SCHOOL: PROMOTERS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

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The national curriculum
THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM

  • Created by the government

  • It tells schools what they have to teach from primary school until end of Y11

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The national curriculum1
THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM

  • Sets out aims, standards and range of activity guidelines for:

    • Games

    • Dance

    • Swimming

    • Athletics

    • Outdoor adventurous activities

    • Gymnastics

  • Active participation is essential

  • Teaches vital information about health, lifestyle and working with others

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Examination courses
EXAMINATION COURSES

  • GCSE, GNVQ, AS, A2 ,NVQ and B.Tech courses are available in PE

  • Degree courses in PE, Sport and Leisure & Recreation

  • Qualifications open up related career paths

  • PE exams combine theory and practical work

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Extra curricular activities
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Tale place in addition to National Curriculum

  • Take place out of school lesson time

    • Before school

    • lunchtimes

    • after school

    • weekends

    • School holidays

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Extra curricular activities1
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • They include:

    • House/school teams

    • Recreational clubs

    • Skiing and adventure trips

    • Duke of Edinburgh

    • Sports Leaders Award

  • Inter school competitions

  • Participation in these activities usually continues beyond school

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Links with local clubs and sports providers
LINKS WITH LOCAL CLUBS AND SPORTS PROVIDERS

  • Teachers or parents may be members of clubs and encourage young people to join

  • Schools often make use of off-site facilities e.g. bowling, golf.

  • This helps introduce students to recreational opportunities available in local area

  • A school trip or link could stimulate a lifelong interest

  • School facilities can be made available to local clubs

  • Network of Schools Sports Co-ordinators based in sports colleges have responsibility for developing links

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