Today in the UK, only one in five kids get the recommended 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity they need each day.
To combat a decline in physical activity among young people, the Youth Sport Trust is teaming up with Nike and Discovery Education to deliver a free after-school professional development event for primary teachers in Essex on 'The Power of an Active School'.
The Power of an Active School will help teachers to increase physical activity throughout the school day in a bid to boost pupils’ health and academic achievement. The Power of an Active School will help schools to develop an active culture, by sharing strategies and best practice with other teachers.
Led by Alison Sturla from children’s charity The Youth Sport Trust, the event will show teachers how they can build an active school culture and meet the Government’s new Childhood Obesity Plan. Aiming for 30 active minutes in school every day, the event will offer ideas for reducing sedentary behaviour and increasing physical activity levels in classroom lessons.
The Power of an Active School is part of the nationwide Active Kids Do Better Programme, which supports teachers, parents and pupils to make small changes to increase movement and play every day.
Launched in February 2018 by Nike and Discovery Education, Active Kids Do Better now reaches thousands of teachers in hundreds of primary schools across the UK. Some of the schools taking part have received special visits from Nike Olympic athletes, and in July over 3,000 parents, teachers and children were invited to attend the Muller Anniversary Games as part of the initiative.
The Power of An Active School take places on Thursday 9 May from 4pm – 5.30pm at ISA House, 5-7 Great Chesterford Court, Great Chesterford, Essex CB10 1PF and is open to primary teachers across Essex. Book your place here www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk/events
This is the first in a series of nine professional development events taking place in London, Reading and Birmingham during June and July.