Active Recovery

Help children and young people to boost their health and wellbeing by promoting being active before, during and after the school day. Find our list of activities below, provided by physical activity and sports organisations.

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10 Tips for Improving Active Play at Your School

Play is about children doing things that are freely chosen, and directed by themselves for their own reasons and intentions. We know from t…

  • Primary
  • Active Lunchtime
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60 Second Physical Activity Challenges

A fun ‘compete against yourself’ approach to physical activity with a focus on resilience and perseverance and the aim to achieve bronze, s…

  • Secondary,
  • Primary
  • Active Breaks,
  • Active Start,
  • Active Lunchtime,
  • At home
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Action Stations

Action Stations is a simple fun activity, engaging a leader to call out instructions for pupils to follow. Each pupil has a ball/beanbag an…

  • Primary
  • Active Lunchtime,
  • After School,
  • Summer Activities
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Active Board Games

This set of resources was originally launched during the 2020 school summer holidays. It was our response to the fact that, during lockdown…

  • Secondary,
  • Primary
  • At home,
  • Active Start,
  • Active Lunchtime
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Active Kids Do Better Programme

Active Kids Do Better is the result of a partnership between Discovery Education and  Nike. Today’s children are part of the least active g…

  • Primary
  • Active Breaks,
  • Active Start
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Active PlayGames to help 5-11 years old learn through play!

The Boing PlayGames are a set of games for 5 to 11 years old. They are designed to be adaptable and can work with most group sizes, don’t…

  • Primary
  • Active Breaks,
  • Active Start,
  • Active Lunchtime,
  • Active Learning
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Adventure Challenge

A scavenger hunt team activity, with teams racing to explore the play area and find items from a list. Simple to set up, can be played with…

  • Primary
  • Active Breaks,
  • After School,
  • At home,
  • Summer Activities
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Airborne

This individual activity uses the circus skill of juggling to inspire pupils to develop coordination and control, using balls/beanbags/scar…

  • Primary
  • Active Breaks,
  • Active Start,
  • Active Lunchtime,
  • After School,
  • Summer Activities,
  • At home
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All For One and One For All

Three fun team-building activities developing communication, negotiation and decision making skills. Working together and using good body c…

  • Primary
  • Active Breaks,
  • Active Start,
  • Active Lunchtime,
  • After School,
  • Active Learning,
  • Summer Activities,
  • At home
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American Football - Flag football festival

Flag football festival is an introduction to American Football for pupils of all abilities, incorporating a variety of fun skills based act…

  • Special / alternative provision,
  • Primary
  • NSSW,
  • After School,
  • Summer Activities
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American Football - Redzone

RedZone is a non contact, small sided, American football game where the aim is to score as many touchdowns as possible from the 5-yard line…

  • Special / alternative provision,
  • Secondary
  • NSSW,
  • Active Lunchtime,
  • After School
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American Football - Swarm and corral

Swarm and corral develops defensive tackling tactics in a fast-paced 3v1 attack and defence American football game. Number of participants:…

  • Special / alternative provision,
  • Secondary
  • NSSW,
  • After School,
  • Active Learning

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