Date(s) - 22/02/2021 - 26/03/2021
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Aim: To raise awareness of the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines of an average of at least 60 minutes per day of physical activity across the week and promote the importance of reducing sedentary behaviour and breaking up screen time with short activity bursts.
Launch: Monday 22nd February, running for 5 weeks
As part of the campaign we will be setting weekly 60 second challenges for children (and staff and families) to complete at home or in school. These are really simple 60 second challenges (see below) which can be done inside with limited space/equipment and can be adapted to make easier or harder. They can also be used by teachers at the start/end of a lesson or as a quick movement break during a lesson. Children will be encouraged to try and beat their score throughout the week and attempt the challenge as many times as possible to break up screen/sitting time.
*There will be an alternative challenge provided after half term for week’s 2-5 due to some of the challenges potentially being more difficult to implement if lockdown eases and children return to school.
Week 1 -Star Jump Challenge
Week 2 – Catch and Clap Challenge *Alternative for Week 2 is hand to hand with Bean Bag
Week 3 – Speed Bounce
Week 4 – Tap up Tennis Challenge
Week 5 – Wall Ball Challenge
These challenges are a small part of supporting children and young people to meet the daily physical activity guidelines with children encouraged to find other activities to build into their daily routine to help them achieve their 60 active minutes a day of physical activity.
We will provide you with:
- A Challenge Card to explain and demonstrate each of the weekly 60 second challenges
- A 60-Second-Challenge-Tracker and a Daily-Activity-Tracker for children to record their daily active minutes
- Overview of the campaign which you can share with other staff Spring into Action Campaign Overview
To get involved as a school all you need to do is:
- Share the Spring into Action campaign information with whole school staff and get everyone involved to maximise the impact on children’s health and wellbeing
- Share weekly 60 second challenges with staff and children and encourage them to get involved. There is a challenge sheet and activity tracker for children to record their progress.
- Promote physical activity and the importance of reducing sedentary behaviour for health and wellbeing.
- Celebrate children’s successes and share other ideas to help keep everyone active and healthy. (We will share further ideas with you for this so that you can share them with parents)
Staying active is even more important in the current climate so we hope as many of you as possible will get involved! #SpringIntoAction