We recognise the importance of physical activity and are delighted to offer a comprehensive programme of Continuing Professional Development supporting schools to deliver great opportunities for their pupils to be physically active throughout the school day.
The importance of physical activity from birth onwards has never had such a high profile. 2019 saw the publication of updated physical activity guidelines for 0-5 years and for 5-18 year olds. Physical Activity Guidelines
There are countless options for schools to explore and find what works best for them. Many options come at no cost and those that have a cost attached can be a valuable asset in the long run. Sports Premium money can be spent on resourcing that will prove sustainable and will benefit all achildren. Yorkshire Sport Foundation's 'How to get children active across the school day' document outlines a broad range of options.
Schools should ensure that pupils are provided with a range of opportunities to be physically active throughout the school day.
Our training programme and range of advisor support will help your school to maximise participation in physical activity while supporting the whole child.
Change4Life aims to help families improve their diet, exercise and attitude to good health, see the Change4Life website for Get Going Ideas for children and families.
These days, 'modern life' can mean that we’re a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don't move about as much, or eat as well as we used to.
Sign up here to receive a FREE healthy snacking pack and get money-off vouchers and stickers for the kids. Joining Change4Life also means you will receive emails including healthy eating tips, tasty recipes, fun activities for kids, offers and lots more!
GoNoodle helps teachers and parents get kids moving with short interactive activities. Desk-side movement helps kids achieve more by keeping them engaged and motivated throughout the day.
- Free: Any teacher, anywhere, can create a free GoNoodle account and start using movement activities right away.
- Research-based Activities: Using exercise science and cutting-edge research, we’ve designed all of GoNoodle’s activities to be healthy for the body, engaging for the attention, and beneficial to the brain in specific ways.
- Fast: Transition from listless to engaged in minutes. GoNoodle takes no time to setup, has content of a variety of lengths (from 1 minute to 20 minutes), and just requires you to press play.
This Girl Can
This Girl Can is a national campaign led by Sport England, with key activities in each of England’s eight Core Cities (economically largest outside of London). You can read more about the National Campaign here This Girl Can
British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation also provide educational resources and ideas to help your school. Visit their website.
Promoting these campaigns and using their resources will help encourage inactive children and families to be more active. BHF Activity statistics
The School Games, which is funded by Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people.
A network of School Games Organisers (SGOs) and Local Organising Committees (LOCs) have worked alongside the Youth Sport Trust in delivering three distinct levels of competition since the Games' inception in 2010 - ranging from intra - inter school activity, in addition to the National Finals, which is supported by National Governing Bodies.
This network currently services in excess of 20,000 registered schools who compete across School Games' competitions.