Changing Moves Changing Minds is based on a pilot delivered by the British Council in partnership with Marylebone Cricket Club and the Royal Academy of Dance.
Changing Moves Changing Minds aims to enrich children’s lives through integrated dance and sports lessons that encourage girls and boys to play together. Specially designed lesson plans will get pupils to collaborate, and will spark conversations in the classroom about gender equality.
The programme will be rolled out to schools in India from September 2018. In its first year 1,200 teachers in government and private schools throughout India will receive specialist training. Changing Moves Changing Minds aims to reach over 100,000 pupils aged 10 to 12 through integrated physical education (PE) classes, using cricket and movement to challenge gender stereotypes and open up opportunities for everyone.
The programme will be delivered by the British Council in India following a successful pilot devised and delivered in partnership with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). The pilot ran between February and May 2018, with 18 teachers and over 250 students benefiting from the project.