60 Active Minutes

It is recommended that all children should have 60 active minutes per day. Whether it is at school or at home, each child should be keeping active for at least 60 minutes, with moderate intensity activity. The recommendation is for 30 minutes at school and 30 minutes at home.

We have created this page so that you can find resources and ideas in one place. Each link will take you to a different provider and website, offering a variety of ways to get active, stay active and have fun! Each provider has a different pricing structure, from free trials and downloads to monthly or annual subscriptions, which we have indicated below.

Created by the PE Advisor for Cambridgeshire, the following download provides a range of activities from 5 to 30+ minutes, that can be set-up at school to help achieve 30 active minutes. Within the download are links to various websites and YouTube channels/videos to help support this goal.
DrEAM – Drop Everything and move_v2
Speed Stacks UK
The team at Speed Stacks UK have put together some fantastic training videos for use when remote learning. There are also links to refresh your sport stacking skills ready to use back in school.
Living Sport
Living Sport is a charity set up 15 years ago to improve the health, happiness and well-being of people in Cambs and Peterborough. They are the Active Partnership for this area and we work closely with them through the School Games programme. They have a dedicated page on their website with ideas on how to keep active whilst at home.
The Daily Mile
This free initiative supports schools in their aim to get children fit for life by running or jogging 15 minutes every day. Follow the link for local information and registration.
Youth Sport Trust

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Wonder Woman 1984 – Unleash the power of sport to reconnect
Afterschool Club
This charity has been established for 25 years, working to ensure every child enjoys the life changing benefits that come from play and sport. They also deliver the School Games programme which is funded by Sport England. The following link provides more information on the School Games programme, as well as many different ideas on how you can get children moving.

This unique activities programme developed by the YST in partnership with National Governing Body of Sport. This can be utilised by schools to help engage young, disabled people in PE, school sport and support their first step into the School Games listed above:

Youth Sport Trust have teamed up with DC to create Wonder Woman inspired resources for schools and families. The resources are free and can be accessed by clicking on the link and registering:

In November 2020, the YST launched a virtual afterschool club to help fill the void of afterschool clubs children may be missing out on from not being at school. Currently running on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s via their YouTube channel:
Cambridgeshire Sports Partnerships
During the time the schools were closed, and as they slowly re-opened during the summer term, we, along with all the other Sports Partnership’s in our area, put together weekly challenges to keep everyone active. The following link takes you through to the page on our website where these challenges were uploaded.
Create Development
Many PE Leaders will have attended one of our networking meetings over the past couple of years where we have had demonstrations of the realPE programme. In addition to this, they have created other innovative training and resources to support families and communities to transform the culture of physical activity.
Change 4 Life Shake Ups
Change 4 Life have teamed up with Disney to create a range of play along games with your favourite Disney characters. Each one is 10 minutes long.
Yorkshire Sport Foundation #ThisIsPE
This lottery funded charity in Yorkshire has a YouTube channel full of fun, free activities to entertain and educate at home.
Get Set 4 P.E.
Online Annual Subscription
An online platform where you can find lesson plans, schemes of work and more, for use in planning and assessing PE.
Free for parents to sign up to, they offer activities for parents and teachers to keep children active.
Teach Active
Online Annual Subscription
An online resource tool designed to incorporate physical activity into the teaching of English and Maths. This approach has been proven to improve attainment and attitudes towards learning, whilst improving children’s health and wellbeing.
Sticky Kids
Free/Online Purchase
This music and movement resource is aimed at early years children. Head over to their website to browse through the range of resources available to buy, or head over to their YouTube channel to check out some of their free videos.
http://www.stickykidscatalogue.co.uk/index.html https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4u3fUr5gb7MrMLzj6jJ2UA
Bounce Patrol
Monthly Subscription
A YouTube channel designed for getting children (and adults!) up and moving to fun and catchy songs.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Online Subscription
Subscribe to their YouTube channel or download resources from their website to teach children yoga, mindfulness and relaxation.
Cambridge United Community Trust
Ashley from the trust has put together a video on how you can use fractions in sport. The video contains a lesson, an interview with a local sports personality and has interactive elements, please follow the link to watch the video.
Asphalt Green
This non-profit organisation is dedicated to helping all individuals, no matter their age, achieve health through sports and fitness. They have put together a series of videos showing various games with a focus on social distancing and no equipment.
Go Noodle
An online resource where you can find videos for movement and mindfulness.
Jump Rope UK
A company dedicated to skipping! Teaches children the basics through to advance. During lockdown, they out together a ‘Jump Rope Challenge’. The following link will take you to their webpage with all the information needed to get skipping.
The Body Coach – Joe Wicks
From almost Day 1 of lockdown, Joe Wicks has been there to support us during lockdown by providing free workouts for all the family to keep us active and energised. All his workouts can be found on his YouTube channel.
Andy’s Wild Workouts (CBeebies)
A series of 10, 7 minute thmed clips produced by CBeebies.
BBC Supermovers
Fun, curriculum linked resources to get your class moving while they learn, created by the BBC and the Premier League.
This website provides many fun and free activities for children of all ages and abilities.
Les Mills
A popular name in the workout world, Les Mills have created a programme aimed at helping children to experience the joy and vitality of moving to music as well as fitness workouts.

Click here to download a copy of the 60 Active Minutes

This list is provided as a suggestion only and by no way are we (Improve it & Witchford Sports Partnership) endorsing any of the companies by listing them above.

Care should be taken when taking part in Physical Activity and we offer the following advice which should be read before taking part in any activity:

Parents and carers are responsible for ensuring that children follow the correct safety advice provided at the start of all physical activity. Parents and carers are responsible for supervising activities where required and for seeking medical advice in advance if your child has a medical condition that may prevent them taking part in physical activity.

When taking part in a lesson or activity:

  • You must have a grown up with you (they could also join in!)
  • Make sure you have enough space around you to avoid injury or breakages
  • Use non-slip trainers
  • Make sure the floor is not slippery
  • Wear comfortable clothing, tie up hair and remove any jewellery before commencing.