Coronavirus Support for Parents

YST Support for Parents
In this section you will find a range of resources, including the 60 second active challenge series, to support those who still have children at home. The activities, resources and videos are designed to keep you moving, keep you learning and help support your physical, social and emotional wellbeing during lockdown.

We’ve made these free resources available to support you during this difficult time – we hope you find them helpful. Please adapt them to suit your home environment and the needs of your young people, considering the wider skills each activity is aimed to develop. General physical activity can also provide valuable, fun breaks in the day and support wider learning.

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Emotional Wellbeing

Here you will find resources and videos to help support your child’s emotional wellbeing and resilience during lockdown and in preparation for returning to school.

Active in Mind

This programme offers support to young people experiencing mental wellbeing issues, using psycho-social tools and stress-busting strategies for young people - as well as creating innovative peer mentoring and physical activity opportunities.

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Being active at home

Early Years Resources

The current Coronavirus pandemic means children are moving far less at a vital stage of their physical and emotional development. Getting your children moving more and making activities fun in the early years will give your child a great start in life and get them ready for school.

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60 Second Activity Challenges

A fun ‘compete against yourself’ approach to physical activity with a focus on resilience and perseverance and the aim to achieve bronze, silver or gold medal targets. We have a range of activity cards and videos.

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School Games Active Championships

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.

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Inclusion Resources

Whether you're a parent/carer of a child with profound or multiple complex needs, a special school teacher or PE subject lead, we're here to support you.

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PE at home

Primary PE at home

PE activities that can be done individually or in pairs/small groups with a focus on the development of physical competence and actively learning the importance of personal skills to support social, emotional and mental wellbeing.

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Active Learning

Fun ways to teach other subjects such as English and Maths with an emphasis on learning while moving e.g. times table squats.

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Secondary Resources

#ThisIsPE secondary is designed to support teachers and parents/carers with secondary aged children in signposting to appropriate physical education content which will enable pupils to continue their development within national curriculum PE at home during the school closures.

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TOP Sportsability

This inclusive resource provides a variety of simple individual and family-based activities aimed at supporting the development of movement and sensory skills as well as heightening personal awareness.

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