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 our focus has changed AGAIN due to a second lockdown with schools closed.
We simply want to help keep everyone as physically active as possible.
Children and young people should be aiming for 60 minutes of physical activity each day but every one can join in parents, teachers and families.
With everyone in a different situation some children at home and some still in school we will continue to promote physical activity for all environments and signpost you to appropriate information.
Within Dorset as a School Games team we are here to help as much as we can. Take a look at the updates section below for all the latest information and ideas including:
- Skipping activities with Dan the Skipping man
- Youth Sports Trust after school clubs
- Active Kids Do Better
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.
Take care and stay safe.
School Games Organiser for Bournemouth
PS- Make sure you check out the updates at the bottom of the page for all the latest information!
- 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
- 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
- AFCB SG logos.pdf
- 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
- KS1 Guidance Notes 110920.pdf
- Skipping Inclusion Adaptations PDF.pdf
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 in association with AFC Bournemouth
The Dorset School Games in association with 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