Cornwall Healthy Schools Physical Activity Offer
We want to help all schools in Cornwall to provide opportunities for pupils to be physically active through implementing a whole school approach. Our offer is developed from current and relevant guidance and policy, with the aim that schools can gather knowledge and advice, and adapt this guidance to create sustainable good practice in their school setting.
Physical Activity Awareness Sessions
Our physical activity awareness sessions have been specifically designed to help primary and secondary school practitioners broaden their knowledge about the current key health issues that surround physical activity, alongside signposting to further specialist support and advice on how schools can help to encourage the next generation to be more active and, as a result, to STAY active when they become adults!
Types of sessions:
Open: An open session is held at a council location for practitioners from a variety of schools to attend. To book on to an open session you will need to visit the training page on the Healthy Cornwall website.
Closed: A closed session is held at an individual school, either as a twilight session or as part of an INSET day. To book a closed session you will need to contact you locality advisor.
Awareness Sessions Currently Available to Schools:
- This Girl Can in Your School
A considerable amount of research has shown that girls become less active than their male peers. This not only affects their physical health but also their emotional wellbeing. But why are girls less engaged in physical activities?
This awareness session will explore the current statistics around girls participation and will give you an insight of the barriers that girls face when being active. The session highlights some of the different things that school settings can be demonstrating to help break down these barriers and encourage girls to stay and/or become more active.
This awareness session is well suited for individuals who would like to raise the profile of physical activity for girls and young females.
Type of session: Open or Closed
Next open session details: 20th June 2019, Chy Trevail Bodmin, 1-3pm.
Length: 2 hours
- Making Physical Activity a Priority
Active children do better in every possible way. They perform better in school and are better behaved. Physical activity can increase attendance rates and levels of concentration. Active children have improved chances for better physical, financial, emotional and social outcomes in the future. It is recommended that children should be active for at least 60minutes every day and that on a school day, 30 minutes of this should be achieved in school time.
This awareness session will explore the current statistics around child physical activity levels and discuss and signpost to resources and initiatives that schools can engage with on a local and national basis in order to encourage physical activity across the whole school community.
This awareness session is well suited for individuals who would like to raise the profile of physical activity in their school setting.
Type of session: Open
Next open session details: 20th June 2019, Chy Trevail Bodmin, 9.30-12pm.
Length: 2.5 hours
National/Global Initiative Support
Our physical activity offer also includes support to schools who may wish to embed national physical activity campaigns in their setting. How Cornwall Healthy Schools can help support this will depend on the campaign it self and the school need. The current national/global physical activity initiatives that Cornwall Healthy Schools can support schools with include:
- This Girl Can
- The Daily Mile
- Active Schools
- Walk to School Week
- National School Sport Week
Local Initiative Support
Alongside supporting schools to embed national/global initiatives, the Cornwall Healthy Schools team also work closely alongside Cornwall Sport Partnership to help schools to embed quality and sustainable practice within their settings. For more information please click on the links below, get in contact with your healthy schools delivery advisor or Cornwall Sport Partnership.