New online resources launched by DfE to boost children's physical activity in schools
Posted: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:13
- Free online resources launched for schools to mark National Fitness Day
- Exclusive content to inspire children to get active
- Support for schools to deliver '30 active minutes' in a Covid secure environment
The DfE's new collection of innovative, online, video resources will provide a rich platform from which schools can better support young people's mental and physical health – all resources encompass the new Covid19 precautions.
Schools and colleagues who support children and young people with their physical health and mental wellbeing, will be able to access videos on YouTube which will provide creative and entertaining content that helps staff to safely offer 30 active minutes in a COVID-secure environment.
This includes videos from schools and young leaders across the country sharing best practice on how to incorporate being active into lessons, break-times and travel times, content from Sport England featuring their Daily Activators doing the 'Daily Mile', inclusive activities for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and content to encourage more girls to get involved in physical activity.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:
"Getting pupils back into education full-time and back with their friends and teachers has been a national priority, so it's fantastic to see millions of pupils back in the classroom - the best place for their education, development and wellbeing.
"We know that keeping active is a vital part of every child's education, as well as being important for their mental and physical health, so it's encouraging to see so many schools adapting to these new ways of working and sharing their experiences with others. Events like National Fitness Day and the new Great British Week of Sport promote the benefits of sport and physical education, and I hope that our new resources will make it easier than ever to incorporate 30 active minutes into the school day."