The aim of PEPRN (which originally stood for the Physical Education Practitioner Research Network but now, like the BBC or NBC, is now better known for its acronym) is to bring together physical education teachers, coaches, physical activity leaders, volunteers and university practitioners from around the world to talk about practice, young peoples’ experiences of physical activity, and research.
We often don’t get the opportunity to talk about these things in a sustained and supportive environment but through this virtual space. I believe we can start multiple conversations and challenge ourselves to improve. As the site owner (Ash Casey), I hope that through this shared space we can begin learning from each other, and in doing so develop shared practices that can positively influence our own practices while ultimately improving young people’s experiences of physical activity.
So join in the discussions, share your ideas and let’s start talking. It is important to note and thank Professor David Kirk and the University of Bedfordshire who originally, and respectively, conceptualized this type of digital space and then seed-funded it. I hope that what I’ve done over the intervening years does justice to our shared vision for PEPRN nearly a decade ago.