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Introduction

Movement literacy is also a key learning focus and, as such, the activities are specifically designed to develop fundamental running, jumping and throwing skills that form the basis of all sports and lay the foundation for a healthy and physically active lifestyle.The development of students’ life skills is a further intended learning outcome, with a specific focus on the personal and social skills of communication, interpersonal skills, decision-making, critical thinking and self-management behaviours (Mandigo et al., 2008). Finally, a range of teaching methods and strategies is promoted to develop ‘whole learning’, which incorporates the physical, cognitive, social and affective learning domains (Kay, 2003).