Information to support Physical Education and Emotional Wellbeing
Even though we're all stuck inside as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there's no reason we should let COVID-19 stop us keeping fit and healthy. We need to make sure that the children can burn off energy and stay active as it is crucial for their well-being. Physical activity and relaxation techniques can be valuable tools to help you and your family remain calm and continue to protect your health during this time.
When you're going through a difficult time, it can be hard to think about taking exercise - especially if you’re stuck indoors for most of the day. But for adults and children alike, keeping fit and working out can do wonders for both our physical and mental health.
But with play centres closed and parks out of bounds, how can we keep our kids, from toddlers to teenagers, active during isolation?
Below is a list of ideas and links that support your child's physical development and emotional well-being.
*Hertfordshire School Games Organisers and Herts Sport Partnership to put together a database of resources which can be accessed:
This will be regularly updated. It is also worth keeping an eye on twitter for activity ideas that children can do both at school and at home.
*Yorkshire Sport Foundation and leading national organisations, including AfPE, have been working with Physical Educators from across the country to support parents to teach PE at home. Endorsed by the DfE these Short two-minute videos show parents (and teachers) free, fun and easy to follow PE activities for the whole family to enjoy together and help children and young people to continue their skill development in PE
Each #ThisIsPE video focuses on a different aspect of the National Curriculum at both Primary and Secondary level. Videos are posted at 1pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
*The School Games have launched the Active Championships which is a national activity campaign to help young people across the UK to #StayInWorkOut. New challenges are available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All you need to do is download the TopYa! Active app, register as a player and type in the invite code 23880. Full instructions for children, teachers and parents can be found here:
*National Governing Bodies of Sport have worked alongside the School Games to build and develop a serious of sports formats aimed at encouraging all young people to build their skills and confidence. So far, England Hockey, Swim England and England Boccia have contributed – the resources can be found here: https://www.yourschoolgames.com/taking-part/our-sports/multi-skill-festivals/
*Get Set 4 PE will be tweeting an active task, for the whole family to complete, for each day that schools are closed.
You will not need to be a Get Set 4 PE member and it will be completely free.
Simply have a look at our twitter @GetSet4PE to view the daily task.
*Imoves is offering free, unlimited access to all of their multi-award winning resources. If you're looking to get the children active or to support their mental wellbeing at this difficult time then Imoves has it all. It can be accessed here:
The 2.6 Challenge
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income. In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities – The 2.6 challenge
Sunday 26th April was due to the be London Marathon, now instead people are encouraged to do any fun activity of their choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 eg Run 2.6 miles, skip 26 times, climb the stairs 26 times etc. – the choice is yours! And donate or fundraise for an important cause.
I hope you as individuals and Hertfordshire schools will join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support local charity Herts Disability Sports Foundation or a charity of your choice and help to save the UK’s charities.
For more information on the 2.6 challenge please click here https://www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk or to donate or fundraise for HDSF please click here
You can also search #TwoPointSixChallenge on Twitter.
Please share your efforts and stories with us.