Children and Young People Officer
We always encourage schools to promote Active Home lives to boost children’s ability to learn and engage in school. Now pupils are at home more often, it is more important than ever to support young people to be active at home.
Family-friendly activities to get families moving together at home or outdoors.Visit site
A free downloadable resource that families can use to create active adventures.Visit site
Real PE at home helps children to continue to develop multiple skills through fun games and challenges.Visit site
A free online platform providing short activities to get families active.Visit site
Free resources to help families eat well and move more.Visit site
Fitness tips from the NHS for busy mums, dads and families.Visit site
A collection of fun curriculum-linked activities for families.Visit site
A fun way for families to run, walk or skip to better health.Visit site
Most schools set ‘homework’ from time to time. Connecting it to physical activity is a simple way to make homework fun and get families moving more. It could focus purely on being active. Or, it could be linked to a specific subject to help children learn in a different way. Free and simple active homework ideas include:
We recognise that those children we can support at home do better at school.
Emily Kirk, Headteacher talking about Real Play
School websites and newsletters provide a great opportunity to promote being active at home. How many parents at your school know that their children should be doing 30 minutes of physical activity at school and 30 minutes at home each day? And do they know those 30 minutes could be done in 10-minute chunks? Or that they could be free activities such as walking fast or running?
In this case study, a headteacher talks about the impact of real play.
Schools that have invested in training to support parents to play with their children have noticed a real difference in pupils’ behaviour and engagement in school. Invest primary premium funding in FitBags or Real Play to enable children to be active at home.
In partnership with Public Health and Create Development, we have Real Play workshops available for primary schools in Aldershot and Andover. Chat to Kelly to find out more.
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