This half term's highlights include dates for your diary, inclusion resources, active travel funding, as well as guidance to help your pupils stay active.

Dates for your diary

The British Nutrition Foundation's Healthy Eating Week will be running from Monday 10 June to Friday 14 June. Whether it's having one extra portion of fruit or vegetables a day, being a bit more active, experimenting with a new recipe, or using up leftovers - Healthy Eating Week 2024 is all about giving it a go.  As part of the week, free information and resources are available around:

  • Getting at least 5 a day
  • Staying hydrated
  • Moving more
  • Focussing on fibre
  • Reducing food waste

Find out more or register for Healthy Eating Week

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

National School Sports Week takes place from 17 - 23 June.  This year's theme celebrates Euro 2024 and is powered by Monster Kickabout and Lego.  As well as FREE equipment, resources, lesson plans and classroom activities designed by young people for young people, there are also outdoor adventures and indoor games ideas for families.

Find out more or register for National School Sports Week

                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

In the build up to the Paris Olympics and Paralympics, Path to Paris offers free, cross-curricular resources for students aged 5–19. Get your pupils active with Team GB and ParalympicsGB, find out more about the history and Values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements, or investigate the science and technology behind sport.  

In addition, schools can create teams to embark on a virtual journey with Path to Paris.  Get active and log your team's active minutes, to convert them into kilometres and virtually power your team on the Path to Paris! You’ll also be in with a chance of winning exclusive Team GB and Paralympics GB prizes!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                         

Join school staff and sports professionals from across Shropshire for the annual PE conference on 10th October 2024.  Listen to keynote speakers, attend workshops and connect with sporting organisations to help further develop your school physical education, school sport and physical activity.         

Book your place at [email protected]         

                                                                                                                                  

Guidance

Don’t forget, all Primary PE and Sport Premium funding for this academic year must be spent and reported on by Wednesday 31 July.   As part of the conditions of grant, schools must publish a report detailing how they have spent their PE and sport premium funding allocation on their school website by that date including:

  • The amount received
  • Breakdown of spend
  • The impact on pupils' attainment and participation
  • How the spend will be sustainable     


Read more or download the reporting template          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

New non-statutory guidance was issued by the Department for Education in March to help schools increase access to PE, physical activity and extra-curricular school sport.  It explains how schools can meet the aims of the school sport and activity action plan and Chief Medical Officers' physical activity guidelines, as well as sharing best practice approaches to PE and extra-curricular sport and competition.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Inclusion resources

BBC and Paralympics GB have come together to launch Super Movers for Every Body, designed to engage disabled children and those with special educational needs in sport and physical activity.  

Teachers and parents can access free online curriculum-linked resources on BBC Teach and register for a free Super Movers for Everybody equipment pack to facilitate fun activities including Blind Football, Para-athletics and Boccia. 

Register for Super Movers for Everybody

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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Sense Active have a range of training, resources and support available to help those in the Sport and Physical Activity sector offer accessible opportunities for people with complex disabilities.  From in-person and online training to community of practice and peer to peer mentoring, you can register to access free resources and support.

Access Sense Active's resources

Primary resources

The Royal Life Saving Society UK have developed water safety resources which can be delivered in the classroom or poolside to encourage a safe relationship with water. Drowning Prevention Week takes place from 15 - 22nd June and is a perfect time to encourage your pupils to have a safe relationship with water.

Access the resources

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Working with young people and physical activity deliverers, Mind have created a Wellbeing activity library.  The resource provides coaches, leaders and volunteers with activities to integrate mental health topics and conversations into physical activity sessions.

Access the Wellbeing Activity Library                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Active Travel Funding

Shropshire Council is inviting schools to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to help encourage children to cycle, walk or scoot to and from school.  The grant can be used to buy scooter or cycle racks, hi-viz jackets, a bike or scooter loan scheme or anything that will help  schools to increase active travel.  Closing date for applications is 19th June.

For more information or to request an application form – email [email protected].


If you have any questions or would like further support for your pupils, please contact Claire Mansfield.