“For an individual to be fully engaged - performing at their fullest and most awesome capacity - we must give attention to the development of their emotional, physical, mental, and social selves. Creating space for children to thrive requires that their bodies have the space and freedom to explore, move, jump, and play just as well as their minds.”
Molly Barker (Girls on the Run)
Schools can help ensure that pupils are provided with a range of opportunities to be physically active, that they understand how physical activity can help them to be healthier, and how physical activity can improve and be part of their everyday lives.
Here are the Department of Health's Physical activity guidelines for children and young people (5-18 years).
We are proud to be a partner in, 'Time to Move' the Cornwall PE and School Sport Framework
YST Physical Literacy Framework
The Youth Sport Trust Physical Literacy Framework provides schools with simple, easy to understand guidance on how best to structure PE and sport provision to ensure every opportunity is provided to develop the physical literacy of their pupils.
This Girl Can...
We love This Girl Can!
Useful links and resources
Primary schools! Do you know about:
- Wake Up, Shake Up?
- Leap into life?
- Huff 'n' Puff - children pay a small fee annually and this money is used to purchase play equipment. During the lunch hour children co-operate in play using the equipment. Older children can be monitors, looking after the equipment and making sure it is put away safely after each use. An enthusiastic lunchtime supervisor can take overall responsibility.
Hearty Lives Cornwall
Our family healthy lifestyles programme to encourage more physical activity in and out of school. Visit Hearty Lives.
Cornwall Healthy Weight Programme
Worried about a child in your school? Want to know about weight management courses for families? Cornwall Healthy Weight have programmes for families of children aged 4 - 7 / 7 - 13 and 1 to 1 support for 13 - 17 year olds as well as as courses for adults. They are keen to work with schools to help signpost families to their courses.
Change4Life has been doing some really effective work with families but did you know it is developing resources / support for schools.