Fun lunch time activity sessions for boys at Catherine Infant School

Lunchtime supervisors at Catherine Infant School have been trained by Youth Sport Trust International to take part in the Move for Fun programme and deliver fun sessions for children to support the development of their physical literacy.

Located at the heart of the Belgrave area of Leicester City, the school has 410 pupils on roll from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and different languages.

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Targeting 18 boys aged 6 to 7 years old who are less active, with poor physical attainment and showing early signs of obesity and poor health, the school has run weekly lunchtime activity sessions to develop the boy’s ball skills, balancing techniques and teamwork. Sheetal (a lunch time supervisor) believes that the boys are now very keen and excited on Monday lunchtimes and really enjoy participating. The children particularly enjoy making up obstacle course games which can be developed.

Iqrah Ebrahim, Physical Education Co-ordinator and Early Years teachers said 'Move for fun has been extremely positive in our school. The programme is run by one of our lunchtime supervisors, Sheetal. She has done an amazing job running it every lunchtime for 40 minutes, each week, on a Monday.’

Move For Fun is a global pilot programme funded by Novo Nordisk and developed in partnership with the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) and Danish Sports Association, DGI, alongside other partner organisations in pilot countries - Poland, Argentina and the UK. Youth Sport Trust International is the delivery partner for the UK Move for Fun pilot, which aims to get socially disadvantaged children aged 6 to 12 years more physically active, enabling them to become more self-confident, healthy and happy.

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