We hope that you had a good Easter break. We are now faced with more challenging weeks ahead, where it will be vital for children to stay fit and healthy in order for them to be in the correct frame of mind for home schooling, maintain good mental health and to avoid their lives becoming even more sedentary.
The Sutton SSP is here to help provide extra information or to help you design a daily home activity schedule for your pupils in order for them to maintain their physical literacy skills.
Please see the list of offers below from the main school sports providers who offer programmes specifically for children and young people to help them stay more active. There will be more links to follow.
Charlie’s Break Time Challenge
Charlie will lead primary age pupils through a week day daily activity challenge designed to help pupils wake up and get moving after a morning of home schooling. You can access these activities on our @SSPSutton Twitter feed or on his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-1tIk2QZBX5gc7wY4tVe1A
The School Games Active Championships is a national activity campaign to help young people across the UK to #StayInWorkOut using the video-based platform powered by TopYa!. New challenges will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to engage with. Primary and secondary-aged children can join this at any time with free active challenges being set via videos within a designated School Games version of the TopYa! Active app. All they need to do is download the app, register as a player and type in the Invite Code 23880. Children practise the challenges, then submit their best video using a mobile device to receive personal coaching feedback from the TopYa! team of experienced virtual coaches. Points are earned for each video submitted, leading to climbing leaderboards and winning prizes! https://www.yourschoolgames.com/coronavirus-support/school-games-active-championships/
National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) have worked alongside the School Games to build and develop a series of sport formats for intra and inter-school competition. These formats aim to encourage all young people to participate and are based on supporting young people to build and extend their skills and confidence. During the period where Covid-19 has resulted in school closures and isolation, the National Governing Bodies have identified a number of activities that you can continue to work on to develop your skills and confidence for when things return to normal. https://www.yourschoolgames.com/coronavirus-support/ngb-activities/
Additional Support There are a number of organisations sharing content to help get young people active, such as The Daily Mile, Chance to Shine, LTA etc
Don’t let the current challenging situation prevent children from getting the activity they need. The NHS Change4Life website has a host of videos, activities and resources to help get kids moving indoors. Plus, there’s healthy eating tips and resources available.
Youth Sport Trust
To help better support teachers and parents, Youth Sport Trust have collated a list of free to use resources which can help support home activity. This includes: Ready Set Ride resources, Play Format videos, Personal Challenge videos as well as Inclusion 2020 activities. View here.
AfPE have created a #ThisIsPE YouTube playlist
The Association for Physical Education are working with physical educators from across the country to support parents to teach PE at home. Short two-minute videos will be posted that will show parents (and teachers) free, fun and easy to follow PE activities for the whole family to enjoy together. To view all the videos in one place a
London Sport – Active At Home table Accessible on the Active At Home table.
London Sport and their tech partners – those that they have worked with through Sport Tech Hub and other tech innovators – have collated a range of free or low-cost physical activity offers. It’s an open, inclusive list of tech tools from London and around the world that people and organisations can use to stay active at home.
Sport England Take a look.
Sport England have pulled together some useful ideas and tips on how everyone can remain active at home. You can even share your ideas on how to keep active by using the hashtag #StayInWorkOut on social media to share your idea.