In South Bucks we are passionate about providing 'a sporting chance for every child'.
As the Lead Inclusion School for Bucks, we feel it is our duty to provide opportunities for ALL students. Throughout the year we have a comprehensive calendar of events, ranging from Intra-School Competitons in school games format, SEND Specific events, staff CPD, right through to fun festivals for all.
We pride ourselves in ensuring that each and every child can access a range of opportunities and feel valued in the School Games Family.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and recent government requirements ALL currently planned school games events have been postponed until further notice. During this period of school closures, we will be working as a School Sports Partnership to provide activities and resources for children at school or at home to continue to be active.
We know how important the School Games is in bringing about a happy, healthy and active lifestyle for all young people and how it can contribute to achieving 60 minutes of daily active (both in school and beyond!)
If you would like to know more about we do, please feel free to contact us and do have a look at one of our newsletter editions attached called Sporting Chance.
South Bucks' SGOs
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Virtual School Games in Bucks & MK and Intra-School Competition
You can still take part in the School Games - has your school signed up to our new County Virtual platform yet? We are using Playwaze to share our County Virtual Challenges with you. Find out more below.
World Book Day X PE & School Sport
World Book Day is on Thursday 4th March...what does that have to do with School Games I hear you say? PE & School Sport offers many cross curricular links. From PE lessons of all Key Stages, to grassroots clubs of different sports, all the way to elite level athletes and their coaches, literacy and numeracy skills are utilised to a greater or lesser degree. This gives teachers the opportunity to incorporate the development of these skills into their physical education lessons. Literacy in the curriculum is comprised of four aspects: Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking. Two of these components are widely known as important in sport: listening and speaking. They are both crucial to teamwork, communication and therefore success in a sporting context. Reading and writing to those who are unaware of the importance of literacy in sport may be seen as not involved in Physical Education and sport. However, all four of those components can be covered in a team talk alone and for the athletes to be able to understand and correctly interpret the information been given can be the difference between success and failure. (PE Blog)
Getting ready for Back to School
We are now all gearing up for a return to School from the 8th March which is great news! Before we know it, PE and School Sport will be a plenty, and Covid has highlighted just how important Physical Activity is for us all both mentally and physically. We know it may take some time to adjust to new routines and help support pupils to settle back in, put PE and School Sport can play a great role within your recovery curriculum. Check out some ideas and key documents below to help you get back to what you do best.
Week beginning 8th February - Keeping active
A cold and snowy start to the week, but don't let that put you off going outside and being active! Wrap up warm and enjoy the benefits of getting outside. Check out the weekly round up of ideas to keep children and young people in Bucks active.
Childrens Mental Health Week 1st - 7th February 2021
Whether learning at home remotely or in school as part of a bubble, EVERY child and young person should have full access to Physical Activity and Education. Keeping active is more important than ever right now, to stay healthy in body and mind. This year’s theme for Childrens Mental Health Week is Express Yourself. Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.
Ideas for keeping active
Happy Monday! Another week closer to half-term, and brighter times ahead. Hopefully you were able to be active and have some fun in the snow this weekend? Please find below and attached, your weekly update of resources to help to keep children and young people active.
Keeping Bucks & MK Active during Lockdown
Playwaze...We have been working behind the scenes as a County team to launch a new space for all of our virtual activities for now and the future, so would encourage PE leads to get signed up and have a go at navigating the site.
Have you checked out the awesome new #WW84 resources yet? Great for both home and school - are you ready to take on a quest?
Panathlon at Home and School - updated resources
Normally at this time of year, schools would be getting ready for our Panathlon events. Whilst we can't all be together, Panathlon have been busy updating their resources for you to enjoy them both at home or at school.
On the 9th Day of Christmas, my SGO gave to me...
Are you ready for The Days of Christmas with a twist? Join in our fun physical activity countdown to Christmas. Can you do all 12 days? Are you ready for Day 9!
Physical Activity...home and school ideas
Happy New Year to you all. This is the first update of 2021, and whilst it may not be the start we were hoping for, it is more important than EVER to stay physically active. Check out some ideas of ways that you can be active at home or at school in your bubbles. Remember to stay safe and have fun!
On the 12th Day of Christmas, my SGO gave to me...
Day 12! You have made it to the end...are you ready to put all 12 days together? Make sure you have some water handy. Wishing you all a wonderful festive break.
On the 11th Day of Christmas, my SGO gave to me...
Are you ready for The Days of Christmas with a twist? Join in our fun physical activity countdown to Christmas. Can you do all 12 days? Are you ready for Day 11? You have nearly made it through the 12 days, well done and keep going!
On the 10th Day of Christmas, my SGO gave to me...
Are you ready for The Days of Christmas with a twist? Join in our fun physical activity countdown to Christmas. Can you do all 12 days? Are you ready for Day 10! There are lots of exercises to do now - this will really get your heart rate up!
On the 8th Day of Christmas, my SGO gave to me...
Are you ready for The Days of Christmas with a twist? Join in our fun physical activity countdown to Christmas. Can you do all 12 days? Are you ready for Day 8!
On the 7th Day of Christmas, my SGO gave to me...
Are you ready for The Days of Christmas with a twist? Join in our fun physical activity countdown to Christmas. Can you do all 12 days? Are you ready for Day 7!
Santa Dash 11th December 2020
Are you ready to join the National Santa Dash on Friday 11th December?
On the 6th Day of Christmas, my SGO gave to me...
Are you ready for The Days of Christmas with a twist? Join in our fun physical activity countdown to Christmas. Can you do all 12 days? Are you ready for Day 6!
On the 5th Day of Christmas, my SGO gave to me...
Are you ready for The Days of Christmas with a twist? Join in our fun physical activity countdown to Christmas. Can you do all 12 days? Are you ready for Day 5!
On the 4th Day of Christmas, my SGO gave to me...
Are you ready for The Days of Christmas with a twist? Join in our fun physical activity countdown to Christmas. Can you do all 12 days? Are you ready for Day 4!
On the 3rd Day of Christmas my SGO gave to me...
Are you ready for The Days of Christmas with a twist? Join in our fun physical activity countdown to Christmas. Can you do all 12 days? Are you ready for Day 3!
On the 2nd Day of Christmas, my SGO gave to me...
Are you ready for The Days of Christmas with a twist? Join in our fun physical activity countdown to Christmas. Can you do all 12 days? Are you ready for Day 2!
The 12 Days of Christmas ...Physical activity - Day 1
Are you ready for The Days of Christmas with a twist? Join in our fun physical activity countdown to Christmas. Can you do all 12 days? Lets get started with Day 1!
4 weeks to go until the festive break
We have just 4 weeks left of this half-term. It is colder and darker and we have been in lockdown for most of this term so far. With that in mind, what are you doing to ensure that you, your colleagues and your pupils and their families are staying fit and active? Check out some ideas below for free (and some paid) activities to stay fit and well. Can you aim to be active for at least 60 minutes per day?
Limbpower Resources - Sport For All
Who are Limbpower? Limb Power was launched in November 2009 to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and to aid lifelong rehabilitation. In July 2014 LimbPower became a National Disability Sports Organisation, sitting alongside WheelPower, Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport), Dwarf Sport, British Blind Sport (BBS), UK Deaf Sport, Mencap Sport and Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB). Through this association and our work with the English Federation of Disability Sport and Sport England.
Let's get Skipping with Dan The Skipping Man
We are really excited in Bucks & MK to be partnering with Dan The Skipping Man, to bring you some awesome skipping activities. The activities are lots of un and a great way to improve fitness and work on personal best in a safe and socially distanced manner.
Autumn 2 - Virtual Competitions
Welcome back from the half term! Below are resources (pdf documents) for this terms virtual competitions. You have a choice of Badminton, Dance, and Gymnastics. The deadline for entries are Friday 18th December 2020.
School Games is back! Hello and a huge welcome back! I am very excited to announce that School Games is back. Check out the details below for our first virtual competitions that are now LIVE!
Summer Holidays - staying active and happy
The summer holidays have finally arrived! For some this will be a chance to rest and enjoy some family time, for others this can be a more difficult time. Check out below for some top tips and links, to help you stay active and healthy during the summer holidays. See you in September!
BMK Virtual School Games Winners July 2020
We were overwhelmed with the number of entries into this years Virtual School Games. Schools from across Bucks and MK, united with the virtual sports to join together (virtually) for some wonderful sport and physical activity.
British Blind Sport - Free Resources
British Blind Sport are supporting children and young people with visual impairments to get their 60 minutes of daily physical activity. "British Blind Sport is joining with Sport England and encouraging our VI service users to #StayInWorkOut. At British Blind Sport, we don't believe staying at home should mean doing less physical activity than normal! Physical activity is proved to relieve stress, improve mental health and boost the immune system, and we will do our best to continue to help you achieve this".
BMK Virtual School Games Final Day...just 2 days to go!!
Just a few days to go until our Virtual School Games Final on Thursday 9th July 2020! Fancy a little sneak peek of what is in store?
National Paralympic Heritage Trust
Are you ready for virtual tours and to meet a Paralympian live? The National Paralympic Heritage Trust have lots of great resources and activities for you to get involved in. Read more below...
School Games Virtual Awards March - July 2020
In March 2020 the School Games ended up going virtual. Despite lots of challenges, schools and families have adapted quickly and found ways to get active and keep working on their personal bests. Many of the schools in South Bucks have risen to the virtual challenge and we wanted to recognise their amazing efforts!
The Countdown to the #BMKVirtualSG is on! 10 days to go! Are you ready?
The Bucks and Milton Keynes Virtual School Games Final is taking place on Thursday 9th July 2020. We have lots of fun sports in store for you all, and you can take place whether you are at home or school.
100 Fun Activities to Boost Your Mood
Staying happy and healthy are really important. Sometimes we might not feel like our normal selves. It is ok to not feel happy 100% of the time, but there are lots of ways to release feel good hormones to help us to feel happy.
Week 7 #BMKVirtual SG Challenge is here for NSSW 2020
Week 7 #BMKVirtualSG Challenge is now live! What a great way to kick off National School Sports Week! This week the challenge is Tennis which can be found below. Be sure to check out the Inclusive tennis resources, fun facts and all things tennis!
National School Sports Week 20th - 26th June 2020
National School Sports Week is taking place between 20th - 26th June 2020. Parents, Schools and Organisations can register for FREE! Get signed up for what promises to be a fun filled week of activity!
BMKVirtualSG Challenge is live!
Week 6 Challenge is now live - are you ready to work on your Cricket skills with this super over challenge? Dustbins and walls at the ready for make shift stumps!
We're all in this together!
I am so excited to share this with you all - We're all in this together is a message to unite schools from across South Bucks. We can't all be at the same place for our competitions BUT we can all show commitment, passion and resilience and work on our personal best whether we are at home or at school.
Activity ideas for home or school
Whether you are are at home or school (or both!) It is is really important to be physically active for at least 60 minutes everyday. You will find a number of challenge and activity ideas for you to try out this week and they are suitable in either the home or school setting.
BMK Virtual Challenge Week 5 is now live!
We are now onto week 5 of the Bucks and MK Virtual School Games and this week we are looking at Athletics and the standing Long Jump. Check out the challenge and some interesting facts below!
Adjusting to new ways of PE, Physical Activity and School Sport
As we move into the final 7 weeks of this term, schools across the Country are in different positions. Some students are still learning at home, whilst some are at school, or some may be experiencing a mixture of both. Whether you are a teacher, a parent or a pupil, things will look a little different for a while, BUT one important thing won't change, and that is that PE and School Sport is more important than ever!
#BMKVirtualSG Week 4 is live!!
Our Bucks and Milton Keynes Virtual School Games challenge is now on week 4! We have loved seeing your entries so far, but we need more...get involved!
Staying happy and healthy during half-term
It's half term week yippee! For some of you that will be spent at school and for some of you that will be at home. Wherever you are spending it, it 's important to remain active and healthy. You will find some top tips for staying happy and healthy below.
Week 3 Bucks & MK Virtual School Games Challenge is live!
We are now into week 3 of the Bucks & MK Virtual School Games - this week is Tennis themed. We love seeing the videos of your attempts...keep them coming in!
Mental Health Awareness Week 18th - 24th May
Mental Health is more important than ever right now. The 18th - 24th May marks Mental Health Awareness Week and we are going to highlight some resources to support you during the week. Let's work towards happy and healthy bodies and minds together.
Today - 13th May is World Numeracy Day
What does Numeracy have to do with the School Games you ask? We can look at Numeracy through PE and School Sport in so many ways - whether it is measuring the distance of a jump for personal challenge, whether it is the time to complete a race in Athletics, young leaders scoring a basketball match or the trajectory that a discus is thrown, to name just a few! On Thursday 13th it is World Numeracy Day - a graet time to make a link and talk about the great Teach Active online resource.
BMK Virtual Challenge Week 2
Last week saw the introduction of our Bucks & MK Virtual School Games. The week 2 Challenge CATCHING is now LIVE and I wonder if you can spot a familiar face?
Virtual Inclusive Tennis with Everyball Enabled
"Here at Halton UK, we’re committed to valuing and celebrating every player's unique strengths: we're all about the power of sport to help individuals become the best they can be. Everyball Enabled, the disability tennis programme here at Halton, is an important part of what we do".
All About Autism, All About Me online CPD is now LIVE!
The YST have worked alongside the National Autistic Society to create a free guide and online CPD that is designed to be a practical toolkit, building upon knowledge of autism and some of the key considerations for making PE and sport inclusive to all.
Bucks & MK Virtual School Games is NOW LIVE!
Today marks the launch of the Bucks & MK Virtual School Games! We are kicking off with a speed bounce! The Bucks & MK Virtual School games will provide weekly virtual challenges for young people across Bucks and MK to take part in and compete with others across the county. The virtual challenges will be an activity that can be done home, with minimal equipment and gives young people the opportunity to achieve their personal best and compete against other young people across Bucks and MK.
MATP - Motor Activity Training Programme @Home
What is MATP? (Motor Activity Training Programme) MATP® was developed by Special Olympics and is a movement-based sports programme that provides meaningful sport and physical activity for young people with severe/profound, multiple impairments (PMLD) and Complex Support Needs. It is made up if FOUR core sport specific MATP® skill areas. These include: 1. Mobility (gross motor skills) 2. Dexterity (fine motor skills) 3. Kicking (lower body skills) 4. Striking (upper body skills)
School Games Mark 2019/20 UPDATE
Please find below the update with regards to the School Games Mark 2019/2020.
real PE at home
real PE at home - have you accessed FREE yet? In view of the current crisis, we are all facing a very challenging time and understand the pressure on schools and families. Both ourselves and Create Development would very much like to help as much as we can to alleviate the difficulties many schools and families are facing and we hope this offer will be of assistance.
Rugbytots keeping little people active across Bucks
Many of our South Bucks Schools will be familiar with Carl and the Rugbytots team as they deliver in lots of our schools, For many of the infants, this is their first taste of Rugby and extra curricular sport before they progress onto the School Games.
Focus on Local Dance Provider KaSoDance
Community, Club links and high quality specialist providers are key in supporting the delivery of High Quality PE & School Sport. Both during these strange times and during 'normal' school life, we work with a large number of selected companies and clubs to help stengthen your offer. Today we are focusing on KaSoDance and their FREE Trial offer to support your dance delivery. We work with KaSo in a number of our South Bucks Schools and the wonderful team always volunteer their dance teachers for our annual SEND Dance Festival and Inclusive Girls in Sport Day. Let's get the students dancing at home!
Supporting Wheelchair users with Physical Activity - Wheelpower
WheelPower provides opportunities for disabled people to get into sport and lead active lives. They have been providing opportunities in sport for people with physical impairments for over 70 years. Based in Stoke Mandeville, the home of the Paralympic movement, WheelPower is at the heart of wheelchair sport. They have produced some great resources to support wheelchair users.
afPE New Health Position Paper
afPE Launch New Health Position Paper Find out what the different terms ‘physical education, ‘school sport’ and ‘physical activity’ mean and what the health benefits of physical activity are.
Healthy Minds offers relaxation sessions within schools, the community and charitable organisations. With most young people unable to go into school and out of their normal routines, they may be experiencing uncertainty at this time.
Easter Holidays...don't forget to move Top Tips!
Easter Break Many of you will hopefully have been enjoying the Easter break for the past week and a half. Hopefully it has given both staff, parents and pupils the chance to rest, play, stay active and maybe eat an easter egg...or two! It is really important in these different times, to keep our bodies and brains as active as possible. I have put together a few top tips below to help you to stay active (both body and mind)
National Paralympic Heritage Trust
The National Paralympic Heritage Trust have developed resources for parents and home educators for children from early years through to KS3 to explore Paralympic Heritage.
imoves resources FREE for Schools
Supporting Your Home Learning Experience with imoves The resources on this page have been created to help teachers and parents with home learning. We know that teaching your children at home can be very a daunting prospective and not at all easy - that's why we've created fun activities that many children will already be familiar with. Resources include Quick Blasts, Active Blasts and other Supporting Resources - and keep coming back because we will be adding and changing activities every day!
Sport England #jointhemovement #StayInWorkOut
Sport England #StayInWorkOut - join the movement We're all now spending a lot more time at home than we might like, which is why staying as physically active as possible is more important than ever. Join the Movement is Sport England's brand-new campaign, funded by The National Lottery, giving you the advice and tools you need to help you do this while the country deals with the coronavirus outbreak. Official advice is to stay at home, and to only go outside for one form of exercise a day, to shop for basic necessities, if there's a medical reason and travelling to and from essential work. This inevitably means all our routines are changing.
Week 2 - What are you doing to keep a #Healthy #Mind?
Your mind is like any other part of your body - you need to look after it and keep it healthy. There is a saying of healthy body, healthy mind. So what can you do to keep your mind healthy during these different times? The good news is that you can help to keep your mind healthy in simple ways. If you make sure you eat well, get enough sleep, do regular exercise, and surround yourself with good quality relationships and people you can be honest with, you’ll be on the right track.
10 Minute Shake Up
HAPPY MONDAY. Lets WAKE UP and SHAKE UP! The Change 4 Life website has lots of 10 minute shake up activities to get you moving. Whether you are into Frozen, Moana, Toy Story or the Jungle Book, there is something for all of the family!
The Body Coach - get your 60 active minutes in!
Joe Wicks AKA The Body Coach is doing 30 minutes of live physical activity on his youtube channel every weekday at 9am. A great way to tick of some active minutes and start the day.
60 Second Challenges - Davies Sports Lots of fun challenges that can be done at home with little or no equipment. Suitable for primary and secondary age children - why not get a sibling or parent to join in?
Inclusive Physical Activity Resources
Now is the time to do some extra research and reading around Inclusive Physical Activity and making it accessible for all. Please find some useful websites and links to help you with future planning.
We may be staying at home BUT 60 minutes of physical activity daily, has never been so IMPORTANT! There will be some daily and weekly activities, challenges and videos posted here to help keep your pupils active. There will be lots of inclusive activity so there is an opportunity for EVERY child to be active. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @SSPSouthBucks