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Active Club

 

Designed and produced by the British Heart Foundation 

Active Club is a super resource intended for use with an extra-curricular club: it contains a wide variety of activities for a wide range of ages. While the resource is available from the BHF website, Cornwall Healthy Schools is offering you training to help enhance confidence in promoting and delivering physical activity to children. For more details about the workshop dates we have coming up check our training pages.

Who can use the resource?

You don't need to be a teacher or a coach to run the club, so this training can benefit TAs and willing Governors. It's also ideal for lunchtime supervisors, who can use the activities to enhance activity at lunchtimes.

How to do it

Out of school care settings have an important role to play in encouraging more children and young people to be active. Developing a physical activity programme in an out of school club should provide children and young people with opportunities to:

  • Be more active, whether that’s running about letting off steam, informal play, allowing them to practice their skills or something more structured
  • Try out a wide range of activities that appeal to children across the age range
  • Take part in competitive games or activity themed events
  • Build links with community based organisations, e.g. sports clubs, to create opportunities for ongoing participation
  • Mix with other children and young people
  • ‘Have a go’ at doing something new
  • Take responsibility in leading an activity/game or group of younger children

We love Active Club!

We've run several highly successful training days at a variety of venues, all very well received, see the previous training page for more details and some photos showing you what to expect! For dates of up-coming training see our training page.