Dr.Marié Young from the University of the Western Cape(UWC) addressed a group of students from Avans Hogeschool from Netherlands (Avans) and Cape Peninsula University of Technology(CPUT),currently on an internship with Play Sport 4 Life (PS4L), on the CASO project. Postgraduate students from UWC, conducting research on the CASO project, joined the session. Students were briefed on the historical development of the project that stemmed from a collaboration between Avans, UWC, Ukupumulela Trust and Western Cape Gymnastics referred to as the Movement Development Project. The project aims to develop and promote physical education in schools.
The purpose of this intervention was to train students on collecting data for the CASO project focussing on the area of healthy lifestyle through physical activity. Students were presented with the different documents to collect data from learners and life orientation teachers on the needs for training of teachers. The data collection tools and the protocol of data collection were explained. Staff of PS4L will engage with the schools to gain access into the schools where they currently run sport development programs. The students from Avans, CPUT and UWC will complete the data collection by 20 September and it will then be analysed by the postgraduate students and staff of UWC and CPUT. Findings will be presented at the third project meeting in Lahti, Finland from 2-6 October 2017. Students were provided an opportunity to ask questions. Staff of PS4L and CPUT collaborated in the discussions.