The British Council along with the Union Human Resource Development Ministry and the Union Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry has launched an initiative called 'International Inspiration' to provide physical education curriculum at the primary school stage as a run-up to the 2012 Olympics. The initiative has been launched across the country. The initiative aims to explain how physical education and sports can be used to empower young boys and girls in schools and local community to raise standards in all areas of school life.
The British Council with the Youth Sport Trust has carried out a series of training and development activities in schools. The association between the British Council and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has led to the publication of 'Physical Education Cards India: Manual for Primary school Teachers,' a major part of which is the Physical Education Cards (PEC) being used in Britain. The main purpose of the material is to sustain the initiatives, reinforce the transaction process of physical education at primary stage and strengthen the delivery infrastructure. A pilot workshop is being organized by the British Council and the CBSE for the PEC in Delhi which aims at primary and physical education teachers from CBSE, Delhi State and Kendriya Vidyalaya schools. It intends at familiarization of the programme, active interaction with school principals, teachers and implementing practical examples. This will enhance the knowledge base of the current delegates for delivering PEC lessons more effectively, which will make them model practitioners of their environment and training other colleagues in their schools.
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