Free Play | Carlene Lewall

Episode #78

Lewall's introduction to the sport happened by chance. She started her career as a physical education teacher and part of her degree at UBC involved learning about gymnastics. Upon completion of her degree, her first teaching posting was at Steveston Senior Secondary. At the start of the school year, some students approached her about starting a gymnastics club.


  • 0:00 Introduction.
  • 8:22 What is Physical Literacy.
  • 13:25 Importance of Free Play.
  • 17:07 Parenting with Free Play.
  • 21:04 The Interactions.
  • 25:18 Easing up on the Challenges.
  • 35:48 Kids’ Opinions.
  • 39:30 Post COVID Free Play.
  • 49:52 Conclusions.

The interview featured on this episode of the Love What You Play podcast originally debuted on the For the Love of the Game Summer Virtual Summit 2020. To learn more about our upcoming summits and events with featured speakers, head to


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