Asia Pacific Schools Jump Into Parkour
Schools across the Asia Pacific region had their first experience with our Parkour For Schools Programme this weekend in Hong Kong, with founder Dan Edwardes presenting to over 300 schools from countries including China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand and more at the Asia Pacific Physical Education Conference.
More than 30 Physical Education experts took part in a pre-conference one day course, learning how to embed parkour into their PE curricula and introduce young people to practical movement training. This was then followed by workshops throughout the conference for the rest of the delegates to experience first-hand the effectiveness and power of parkour as a tool for getting students active, engaged and physically literate.
Dan also sat on a panel of experts advising Hong Kong’s education authorities as to how to improve and increase physical activity for young people in schools across the region.
We’re very happy to see the Schools Programme extending into brand new countries following its success in countries such as the UK, USA and Brasil. Physical literacy is so important in the healthy upbringing of children, and with more than 50% of all children disinterested in traditional sports it’s time to utilise more far-reaching activities like parkour to get them moving!
For more information on our Schools Programme and how you can get your school involved see Parkour For Schools.