Movie roll

6th June 2008 at 01:00
Motivating an all boys' class to take part in a six-week block of gymnastics and trying anything more imaginative than a forward roll is a daunting task for PE teachers
Motivating an all boys' class to take part in a six-week block of gymnastics and trying anything more imaginative than a forward roll is a daunting task for PE teachers.

To remedy this, my class created a gymnastics-off. Pupils chose their own partner or group to work with and created, recorded and learnt a routine for a judged finale.

I provided pupils with a different theme and equipment each week. Themes included James Bond flights, Indiana Jones rotations and Jackie Chan balances.

The routines were collated and judged for a winner on the final day by the pupils.

It was amazing how the aspect of competition and an action movie theme motivated and inspired the class to embrace gymnastics.

Russell Imrie is a newly qualified teacher at Lenzie Academy in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now