This half term's highlights include ideas to support your pupils' mental wellbeing and active travel opportunities, as well as events to help your pupils stay active.

Mental wellbeing resources

The Anna Freud Centre have put together a toolkit for primary schools to help pupils express their emotions and discuss their mental wellbeing. The free materials will help teachers gather pupil voice, discuss health with young people, and identify mental wellbeing needs. 

Access the Primary Mental Health Toolkit


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Following Children's Mental Health, iMoves have created a bank of resources to support children's wellbeing, including Active Blast videos, classroom based activities and downloadable guides and teacher support videos

Access your free resource pack 

Access the iMoves Active Blast information sheet


#LetGirlsPlay biggest ever football session

On Friday 8th March 2024, the Biggest Ever Football Session is back  The aim is to get as many girls as possible in school all playing football on the same day, so whether you play at lunchtime, in a lesson or after school, this is an event not to be missed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Shropshire Cross Country Championships

The Shropshire Athletic Association U11s (years 5 and 6) cross country championships are back for 2024 on Saturday 16th March at Concord College (first race 2.30pm).  

For enquiries or entry forms, please contact Mary Thornton.

Active Travel opportunities

Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel is the UK’s largest inter-school walking, wheeling, scooting and cycling challenge. It inspires pupils to make active journeys to school to improve air quality in their neighbourhood.  This year it takes place from 11 - 22 March - it's free to take part and there are daily prizes to be won, as well as curriculum linked lesson plans, assembly presentations and an inclusivity guide.

Register to take part.


This year's Walk to School Week will take place between 20 - 24 May.  Over 1,000 schools and nearly 300,000 pupils took part last year.  It is a great opportunity to get moving and encourage your pupils to be more active and reach their minimum 60 minutes of exercise per day.

Register your interest and access the brand packs


Why not join in the WOW badge design challenge for Walk to School Week this year?  Children are being encouraged to walk with imagination and design a badge that shows a different walk to school.  Winning designs will receive a trophy and up to £500 free WOW resources for schools.  Teachers can also download certificates for all pupils who enter the challenge.

Learn more or register for the WOW badge challenge.

Positive Energy Grants

Paralympics GB, Team GB and British Gas have joined forces to launch a new competition to design a sustainable school of the future.  Aimed at children aged 5-11. the competition aims to introduce pupils to themes around renewable energy and sustainable living.  The winning entrant will be awarded £15,000 with four runners up receiving £2,500 each.  The deadline for entries is 28th March.

Register to enter and access the free resource.

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