Category Archives: Physical Activity

Train Like A Jedi

Change4Life and Disney, with the support of Sport England, have joined forces to launch a brand new ‘Train Like A Jedi’ programme that will take children on a galactic adventure and inspire them to get more active.

At the heart of the programme is an exciting Star Wars themed follow-along video, featuring British taekwondo athlete and double Olympic gold medallist, Jade Jones. In the video, Jade guides children through 12 Jedi moves that have been specially designed to increase heart rate, improve physical skills such as balance and agility, develop confidence and emotional resilience, and help them to master the ways of the Jedi.

Over the summer and beyond, children will be encouraged to take part online and at home, in the classroom and through partners nationwide.

To help promote the campaign locally:

If you have any questions, please contact partnerships@phe.gov.uk

May the Force be with you!

Schools Wanted for New Teacher Training Project: Pupils’ Experience of PE and Sport

Sport England is looking for up to 50 secondary schools to take part in a pilot project designed to give pupils a more positive experience of physical education and sport.

The pilot, which is in partnership with the Teaching School Council, is being put together to help shape a national programme that will offer specialist training and mentoring to at least two teachers in every secondary school in England by 2020.

Selected schools will receive a package of support and resources that will include funding, workforce training and mentoring.

Click on the link to find out more: https://www.sportengland.org/news-and-features/news/2018/april/20/teacher-training-project-pilot/

Best practice for PE Changing Rooms

The NSPCC have produced a factsheet providing guidance on best practice for PE changing rooms in primary schools.

The guidance includes:

  • what schools need to consider when organising changing facilities for children;
  • staff supervision;
  • changing areas for children with additional needs;
  • and using off-site changing rooms.

For further details click on the link: Factsheet: Best Practice for PE Changing Rooms

LG Football Challenge

The LG Football Challenge is a competition for all under 16 football teams across the UK and is being run by LG Electronics in conjunction with their sponsorship of the FA Cup.

The premise is to get more children playing football whilst adding an educational touch through writing up an imaginative match report.

All the children must do to enter is;

  • play their football match,
  • take a photo of their team after their game
  • and then individually write up a match report to send into LG with their corresponding photo (each player from the team can send in a match report).

The teams will be able to use prepaid postage labels, so it won’t cost them anything to take part. The prize is a visit from the FA Cup and a new Nike football kit for the team. The second and third placed teams will also win a Nike football kit.

 To register click on the link: LG Football Challenge

New Tool to Connect Schools and Physical Activity Providers

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has been working with the County Sport Partnership Network (CSPN) to ensure every primary school in England has access to a co-ordinated offer of high-quality sport and physical activity programmes, both local and national.

As part of this work, CSPN and London Sport have created a tool to bring schools and physical activity providers together. Through an online directory schools can search, contact and review providers, making it easier to find providers that meet their needs. It can also be used to support them in using their PE and sport premium funding effectively.

The tool is currently live in London, and a national rollout is planned for 2018.
To access this tool click on the link: PE AND SCHOOL SPORT SUPPLIER SEARCH

Change4Life: Healthy Year Calendar for Schools

This colourful and engaging calendar features exciting activities from the Change4Life Healthy Year range of resources. It offers fun ideas to help you teach and inspire your class to eat well and move more. There is also a weekly joke, riddle or fun fact to help keep pupils motivated and after revealing you can save your changes so you can keep track of your progress.

Click on the link to download the calendar: Change4Life Healthy Year Calendar