My name is Sarah Dunsford and I have been the School Games Organiser for the area since 2013. I love my job and am passionate about sport and physical activity for all, as well as being a wife and mum of two.
At the current time we are welcoming students back to school and entering a period of recovery.
We simply want to help keep everyone as physically active as possible to maintain and promote physical and mental well being.
My profile page is designed to showcase the work going on in the Bournemouth area and signpost schools and families to ideas and opportunities to be physically active.
Children and young people should be aiming for 60 minutes of physical activity each day and every one can join in parents, teachers and families.
Get involved through your school or if you want to do more at home there are lots of resources, fun games and challenges available to help increase those active minutes for the whole family (please see attached) .
Follow me on Twitter- @SGO_Bournemouth and Dorset School Games at: Twitter - @DorsetGames or Instagram - dorsetschoolgames.
Don't forget to share with us what you have been up too.
School Games Organiser for Bournemouth
PS- Make sure you check out the updates at the bottom of the page for all the latest information!
- AFCB Festival Pack.pdf
- Lockdown Sportfolio.docx
- Ready Exercise Daily tracker.docx
- Bournemouth Rugby Skills Festival.docx
- Inclusive Healthcheck step by step.docx
- HRF project proposal.docx
- HRF application form.docx
- Bmth Healthy Lives Bucket List.pdf
- PE at home KS1 KS2.pdf
- PE at home KS2 KS3.pdf
- Primary schools Santa Dash Timetable.docx
- Secondary Schools Santa Dash Timetable.docx
- Ideas for Santa Dash.pptx
- Be My Best festival school- home combination.pptx
- Be My Best festival scoresheet.xlsx
- Move in 7 Ways for 7 Days- AV logo.pdf
- Bournemouth Creativity Challenge.pdf
- 44 Days of Summer.pdf
- Athletics Guidance Notes.pdf
- certificate virtual Pentathlon .pdf
- Bmth Virtual Cross Country- secondary.docx
- Bmth Virtual Cross Country.docx
- Busy Builders.pdf
- KS1 Guidance Notes 110920.pdf
- Skipping Inclusion Adaptations PDF.pdf
NSPCC Child Protection in Sport
New safeguarding in sport animation A new animation launched by the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is helping more people to understand what child protection and safeguarding mean in a sports setting.
Active Recovery Hub
A new Active Recovery Hub is launching to provide schools, local authorities, and families with easy access to free resources to get children moving before, during and after the school day.
Move It Week Poetry Competition
If you think that you can rhyme, And get your words down line by line, We need your help with MOVE IT WEEK, And want to see your poetry technique, So write your poem and send it in, And you might be the one to win.
Dorset Virtual Leadership Academy
The Dorset Virtual Leadership Academy consists of a wide selection of pre-recorded workshops covering a variety of topics to provide training to young people on their leadership journey. The leadership academy offers a range of training to primary, middle, secondary and special schools and demonstrates the importance of developing young people to become the workforce of the future.
The North V South Koboca Challenge
For one week only Bournemouth will be taking on the School Games area of North Dorset in the 'North V South' Koboca Challenge. To see who is the greatest!
A School Games Book for World Book Day
A School Games colleague in Solihull has written a children's book focusing on the 'Spirit of the Games' values which may help with World Book day (March 4th) so I thought I would share it with you.
Bournemouth Inter School Leagues with Koboca
We are getting back to some inter school competition in Bournemouth with some virtual challenges via the platform Koboca.
Virtual 3K Competition
Do you want to see how your 3km time matches up against other schools from Bournemouth? Compete against students from schools in a virtual 3km race!
The Healthy Movers programme from the Youth Sports Trust is suitable for KS1 children and young siblings at home.
Physical Activity and PE at home for young people with SEND
Introducing a new resource designed by the Youth Sport Trust. To help young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities stay active at home.
Step Into Sport Youth Leadership
Step into Sport Youth Leadership Camps focus on the development of leadership skills in young people, with an increased emphasis on further training and deployment opportunities in workforce specific roles. There are two delivery approaches for Step into Sport this year. Please find summaries of the approaches below along with links to all the content and support material you will need. You can choose between the two or deliver both if you see the benefit. In Dorset we have a clear objective of making sure those who complete the programme have opportunities once they have completed the courses. This might be through leading in your own school, within the School Games or by linking into community clubs and volunteering. Please keep us informed when leaders have completed the training. The options are outlined below:
Orienteering in the Bournemouth Area
Many green spaces in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council (BCP) area are mapped with orienteering routes. Orienteering is an outdoor activity where the aim is to navigate between markings called control points marked on a map.
Be My Best Festival
I have put together this 'Be my best' festival which is designed to help children to set personal bests in different activities and then try to beat their scores.
Bournemouth Healthy Lives Bucket List
The bucket list is an ideal way to keep children active and also thinking about activity and health whilst they're off school during the current lock-down.
How has COVID-19 affected the health and wellbeing of young children?
The Youth Sports Trust and Sport England have collated some powerful data demonstrating the effect lockdown has had on children and the physical and mental health. Data reporting is one of the key objectives of my School Games Organiser role. Take a look at some of the data below and see if it helps you to enhance your practice or change what you do.
Youth Sport Trust PE Activities in Partnership with Complete PE
A series of PE resources available for primary, secondary and young people with SEND.
Active Dorset Airtable - Isolation Activities Resource
Need some ideas of how to stay active at home? Why not check out Active Dorset's directory of isolation activities.
Youth Sports Trust After School Clubs
The Youth Sport Trust After School Sport Club was created to help all young people feel part of a club while many schools are shut and youth sport is on hold. Focusing on much more than physical fitness, the club will help children develop physical literacy and the confidence to try new sports.
Dorset School Games Skipping Challenge
Dorset School Games are working with Dan the Skipping Man® this year to get everyone active and participating in skipping.
Active Kids Do Better
Active Kids Do Better is a brilliant website to help with fit breaks at school (or at home), give ideas for playground games and for family resources.
Ready Exercise Daily!
Using the idea of RED January (Formerly Run Every Day) I have put together some resources to try and encourage students to do some activity every day called Ready Exercise Daily.
Health Regeneration Fund
I have news of an exciting project for primary and secondary schools in the BCP (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) area.
School Games Santa Dash
A national event is taking place on 11th December the School Games Santa Dash. The general idea is to just have festive fun, get the children active and involved emphasising the importance of being active.
Virtual Cross Country for Primary and Secondary Schools
Next on the virtual calendar is the Cross Country event.
Primary Stars Football resource by AFC Bournemouth
AFC Bournemouth brings you a series of activity cards to help develop your football skills with a set of activities and drills in a fun safe environment.
Move in 7 ways
Move in 7 ways in 7 days. It is basically a physical activity log and we are encouraging children to try and do a different type of physical activity each day of the half term holiday.
At the current time I think it is important to recognise that we are trying to work towards restoring the children's wellbeing. PE & Sport plays a large part of this but it is important to incorporate other areas.
Primary Leadership Academies
Primary Leadership Academies have take two different approaches to usual this year. They are either being delivered in house by staff with our training pack or I am visiting schools to teach the skills directly. Either way we are ensuring the leadership and training opportunities are still on offer across Bournemouth.
Shuffle Up Gymnastics and Football Festivals
Two virtual festival packs in Gymnastics & Football Fitness for you to use in PE lessons, extra curricular clubs or at home.
Dorset School Games - What is it?
The Schools Games has been in operation since 2006 and has evolved from a since multi sport event to a national programme made up of 450 School Games Organisers