Successful conference after two years apart

One of the teachers who attended the WMPESS Conference said,  

“It’s been a really good opportunity to get to know some of the different things available to us as a school and to get to know some other people around Birmingham leading PE in different ways.” 

Words like these make us incredibly proud, because they sum up the very reason why we created the conference in the first place.  

With 50 delegates, 3 keynote speakers, 7 workshop leaders, 2 movement break leaders and 18 stands in the marketplace, it was an action-packed day with an abundance of learning and networking. Although Covid-19 still casts a bit of a shadow on everything at the moment, everyone in attendance seemed to enjoy the chance to meet in person and chat in ways that just don’t quite happen on Zoom. 


As everyone made their personal selection from the range of workshops it was clear to see that we had catered well for different interests, and as always we had lots of people keen to get active by participating in the practical workshops.  

One of the fastest to fill up was Crichton Casbon’s workshop on Assessment in PE. Whether you attended the conference but missed out on Crichton’s session, or you weren’t able to attend, watch this space as we are busy behind the scenes editing video recordings of some of the most popular workshops, including this one. Those videos will be available to view via the Aspire:ED platform soon.  

All three keynote speeches were well received, and we extend our thanks to Steve Caldecott Greg Dryer  and Kevin Pace  - who kindly stepped in at the eleventh hour - for sharing their knowledge and expertise. These speeches were filmed and will soon be online for you to listen again and share with colleagues. 

The buzz in the marketplace was evident as delegates took the opportunity to discover the vital and valuable work of 18 organisations, and to chat and form potential partnerships. The conference wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our sponsors, in particular our headline sponsor The PE Hub


We’ve already booked the venue for next year’s conference so there really is no excuse not to come along. 25th November 2022: Get it in your diary!  



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