Covid-19 - Resources to support children’s wellbeing and education for schools, parents and carers

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Covid19 - resources and weblinks

The COVID-19 situation is undoubtedly impacting the way we live our lives right now. We at Active schools+ are firm believers that the best way to stay happy and healthy during these unchartered times is to stay active, stay connected and release those feel good endorphins!

For the latest guidance from afPE on Frequently asked Questions relating to PESSPA in a school setting CLICK HERE

The World Health Organisation guidance for children aged between 5-16 years old is that they should engage in an average of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity every week to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle. Children may not be at school right now but there are still many ways for them to be active and have fun in their own homes.

The DfE have endorsed a number of PE and PA resources based on recommendations from leading practitioners in this field

#This is PE - Yorkshire Sport Foundation are paving the way with short - 2 minute videos led by practicing PE teachers - focusing on different aspects of the national curriculum. 

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BBC Supermovers - videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.

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Boogie Beebies - KS1 dance along

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Disney Dance Alongs partnered with This Girl Can - This Girl Can is all about celebrating women getting active, no matter how they like to do it. Partnering with Disney to bring mums and children together to ‘dance along’ and have fun.

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Other free resources

British Cycling - Ready Set Ride

Active Leeds - Gymnastics at home

The Leeds Public Health Children and Families team has collaborated with Active Leeds to develop a range of resources to support families to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ready Set Rainbow - U8's activity packs aimed at increasing children’s physical activity levels.

Get Set, Get Activefor older children - The packs include active challenges and games, as well as puzzles, colouring sheets and mindfulness activities. 

Covid-19 - Resources

Firstly may we say THANK YOU to everyone who is working hard during this time to keep children and young people happy, learning, laughing, active and calm at this time of great uncertainty!

We are keen to share tools and resources as best we can, to support children’s wellbeing and education over this period of uncertainty. With this in mind, we have produced a range of advice and free resources for schools, as well as resources for parents/carers in your school.

These resources are updated every week so please check them on a regular basis.

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