Life Skills Through Sport and Physical Activity

Move4Life was developed by a team of Sport for Development and online learning practitioners with experience of working in the sport and education sectors internationally. Our holistic sessions are designed to promote physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Move4Life also encourages participants to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  

In collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat, we have developed the Move4Life series of activity sessions. The initiative is responsive to the current challenges including the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The programme

  • Move4Life is a specialised play-based educational resource built on existing resources, namely, Football4Life, Basketball4Life, Netball4Life and PE4Life. 
  • Sessions link life-skills such as self-esteem, resilience, anxiety and fear, healthy living, decision-making and communication with movement and sports skills such as catching, throwing, dribbling and shooting.  
  • The activity sessions have been designed to take place at home or at sports fields, and can be adapted for varying numbers of participants and to meet national public health restrictions (e.g. social distancing, personal hygiene). 
  • The activities can be practiced by individuals on their own, with family members or in small groups, if allowed. 
  • Activities require limited space, generally with common equipment around the house or basic equipment such as balls, hoops, and ropes. Equipment can also be created using materials found around the home.  
  • The Move4Life resource also offers guidelines and recommendations on important topics associated with the physical and mental well-being of participants such as health and safety, safeguarding including staying safe online, and monitoring and evaluation of the resource.


Extra materials

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