Physical and emotional wellbeing is vital at a time when children’s lifestyles could easily become more sedentary. The Dorset School Organisers working in partnership with Active Dorset have developed fun resources and challenges to support families and schools to ensure that we can keep active and healthy during this challenging time of isolation. We will provide daily inspiration and inclusive activities which will encourage children and young people to achieve 60 minutes of physical activity every day. In the 'Related Files' section on this page you will find activity ideas and links to recommended resources.
School Games Organisers are supporting the national effort to ensure children and their families have access to fun ways of staying active. Being physically active for at least 60 minutes each day will help your child’s health, focus, wellbeing and increasing the enjoyment of spending more time at home. This page will be updated regularly so please check in for new ideas and activities.
Dorset School Games Daily Challenges
The Dorset School Games Organisers along with PE Coordinators, teachers, support staff and local coaches are setting daily challenges which you can view through the @DorsetGames twitter page or through this link - click to view daily challenges
Dorset Daily Dose
Active Dorset has put together the ‘Dorset Daily Dose’ webpage. The webpage will help to share daily top tips that will help everyone to keep active, challenge their body and mind, and to connect with people and their stories - click to visit
School Games Active Championships
The School Games Active Championships is a national activity campaign to help young people across the UK to #StayInWorkOut using the video-based platform powered by TopYa! New challenges will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to engage with. Primary and secondary-aged children can join the School Games Active Championships at any time with free active challenges being set via videos within a designated School Games version of the TopYa! Active app. All they need to do is download the app and type in the Invite Code 23880 - Click for more details
National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) have worked alongside the School Games to build and develop a series of sport formats for intra and inter-school competition. These formats aim to encourage all young people to participate and are based on supporting young people to build and extend their skills and confidence. During the period where Covid-19 has resulted in school closures and isolation, the National Governing Bodies have identified a number of activities that you can continue to work on to develop your skills and confidence for when things return to normal - Click to visit
See what the Chief Medical Officer suggests to help you achieve 60 Active Minutes.