During the Covid-19 pandemic, young people have missed out on the benefits that sport and physical activity can provide. Find out who in your local area can support you and what other tools are available to help you to get young people active.
The School Games
We believe the School Games has a vital part to play in promoting an active recovery term where the health and wellbeing of young people is prioritised. Young people can reconnect and recover through positive experiences of daily activity and competition as part of the School Games.
Your School Games Organiser
Contact your School Games Organiser to support you in delivering positive experiences of daily activity and competition.
- Register with the School Games website.
- If you already have an account, login here. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see your SGO contact details.
Your Active Partnership
Contact your local Active Partnership if you want to find out more about local clubs, activity providers and opportunities in your area.
- Find your Active Partnership: https://www.activepartnerships.org/active-partnerships
Active School Planner
A free tool for schools to track and improve physical activity levels for every child. Access the tool here: https://www.activeschoolplanner.org/
Holiday Activities Fund
The Holiday Activities Fund (HAF) programme is funded by the Department for Education and provides holiday activities and food for children eligible for free school meals (5-16 year old) for 6 weeks of the school holiday starting from Easter 2021.
Holiday Activities and Food Coordinator
Contact your local HAF coordinator who coordinates and delivers the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme in your area.
- Find out who your local HAF coordinator is: https://www.hafalliance.org/for-haf-coordinators/
In addition, there is a HAF Active Microsite which provides headline guidance and information about how best to meet and integrate activity requirements into local HAF programmes through fun and engaging physical activity. The site can be accessed under www.hafactive.co.uk and includes success ingredients, top tips and links to wider support that’s available from a range of sport sector partners.
Thanks to the UK’s successful vaccine roll-out programme, we can start to enjoy activities safely again, and there’s never been a better time to see what’s out there. From trying new activities and sports, to visiting new places and gaining new skills, there’s so much to enjoy this summer. That’s why we’re encouraging families to explore what’s on offer across the country using our guide. Find out more by clicking here.