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Sport and Culture - Sport and Physical activity as a reflect

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Annabel Heath

on 20 August 2013

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Sport and Culture - Sport and Physical activity as a reflection of the culture in which it exists
Sport and Culture
Sports and Games reflect the culture in which they exist - people play games that suit them and their environment.

The are some unique sports and games which are still played in the UK and across the world. Can you think of any?

Key terms:
Society, Culture, Sport and Culture, Ethnic Identity (See pg. 232)

UK - Surviving Ethnic Sports and Games in the UK
We are going to look at the following 6:
The Highland Games, Scotland: Tossing the Caber
Royal Shrovetide Football - Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Haxey Hood Game, Lincolnshire
Hurling the Silver Ball - St Columb Major, St Columb Minor and St Ives, Cornwall
Cheese Rolling - Cooper's Hill, Gloucestershire
Tar Barrell Burning - Ottery St Mary, Devon
Characteristics of surviving ethnic sports and reasons for their survival
Relatively Isolated
Other surviving ethnic sports, games and festivals
Cradle Rocking in Blidworth, Nottinghamshire
Firing the poppers at Penny Stratford, Buckinghamshire
Hobby Horse festival in Padstow, Cornwall
Dicing for Bibles in St Ives, Huntingdonshire
Mob Football Games at Alnwick, Northumberland

In pairs (person next to you) - what do you think all these sports, games and festival have in common? Note down your thoughts.
MAKE A POSTER on A4 paper!

Everyone must pick a surviving ethnic sport or game out of the hat.

Come to the next lesson prepared to stand up in front of the class and explain your chosen activity.

You must include the following:
What is it called?
What are it's origins?
Where does it take place?
When and how regularly does it take place?
Does it have any special festival or cultural features?
Why do you think it still exists?
Include pictures!
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