The PE Passport team are delighted to announce a new partnership with The Magic Academy and celebrate the release of the School Gamification Cards! Fletch and Rusty from The Magic Academy have a wealth of experience in player and coach development, working at the elite level of England Rugby player pathway, providing innovative coaching resources to revolutionise both coaching practices and the development of young players across the country.
“We’re excited to get involved with Lee and the PE Passport team. We love the platform and the support PE Passport provides schools and teachers in giving kids a better and more engaging learning experience. We’re looking forward to seeing what we can achieve” – said Rusty
This exciting collaboration combines that experience with the knowledge and experience of Physical Education within the PE Passport team. School Gamification Cards were born!
“Gamification is a chance for the school teacher to challenge the children to develop the game. They can use all of the tools to support them in ‘Beating The Game’ by using Super-Powers, Cheats, Clues and Currency!” Said Fletch
The School Gamification Cards take a digital video game approach and apply it to the teaching of skill games to enhance learning and performance, the concept of ‘gamification’ is used to promote problem setting and solving, tactical thinking, skilful and adaptable behaviours in all players.
This encourages players to be independent, and more responsible for their own development, teachers are encouraged to give more choice to players and afforded more time to teach individuals, nudging them to develop certain skills and behaviours. The players will love playing through the levels, pausing the game, exploring super powers and taking more responsibility for their development.
Lee Manion, Director at PE Passport said having attended a Magic Academy CPD session, I immediately saw the impact a similar resource could have on supporting PE teachers and coaches working in schools. They provide a unique, engaging, exciting environment for pupils to stimulate competitive game understanding and tactical awareness. Naturally promoting key skills such as communication and decision making as well linking to the aims of the National curriculum.
The concept is an integral tool in a world class coaching pathway and has now been adapted to be used as part of a world class Physical Education curriculum. The School Gamification Cards are an essential tool for every PE teachers back pocket!