Last week, HALO staff were in Pembroke to assess the physical literacy of students at Holy Name Catholic School by using the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy. The Pembroke Daily Observer was on hand and interviewed HALO Research Assistant Stacey Alpous about the testing.

From the interview:

Physical literacy moves beyond just fitness, motor skill or motivation in isolation. The study is unique in that it can assess the multiple aspects of physical literacy: daily behaviour, motivation and confidence, knowledge and understanding, and physical competence.

“The teachers will get the opportunity to see how active their students are,” explained Stacey Alpous, with the Research Institute for Healthy Active Living and Obesity. “It’s the general consensus that kids aren’t as active as they once were.”

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