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)

Easter Holidays...don't forget to move Top Tips!

Top Tips to keep an active body and mind whilst at home

  1. Make time to play - even just short burst of 10-15 minutes.  This can be playing a ball game in the garden, an indoor game with socks or it could be role playing as knights and princesses! It could be creating a family play / performance or dance show. Let yourselves go and use your imaginations. Before you know it, 10 minutes turns into an hour of fun and physical activity. Play can also be board games or other fun games as a family unit.
  2. Limit screen time - technology is amazing right now in keeping us in work, connected with love ones and so much more. It is also a great way of keeping the children 'entertained'. But how much is too much? Everyone's circumstances are different right now - some parents may be working from home all day. Can you think of ways to spend less time on the screen? Pre-plan your days TOGETHER and look at where some screen time would be suitable or used as rewards. Can children gain screentime by being active? For every 10 minutes they are physically active, they gain 5 minutes of screen time? Be creative!
  3. Be active as a family - Enjoying active family time also doesn’t have to be anything overwhelming. Walks count. So do bike rides, throwing the ball together in the back garden. Why not take it in turns to choose your daily physical activities and all agree to try your best on each of them. Active minds are just as important as active bodies in these times. Can you play a board game together, take part in a family quiz or even cooking together as a family?
  4. Utilise the FREE resources available for schools and families - there are some many wonderful resources available right now. Do check out the updates for some ideas including imoves, complete PE, real play and The National Paralympic Heritage Trust to name just a few!
  5. Don't force the issue - it is important to find what works best for your family. We are all still adjusting to a different way of life currently. Whether that is a family walk (local and observing social distancing) or having a disco in your kitchen, the key is to move and have fun. Plus music is good for the soul!
  6. Meal Plan - Food is how we nourish our bodies and minds, and it gives us energy. At Easter there are always a few extra treats that might in the cupboards. It is absolutely ok to enjoy a treat or two, but do remember that  your food choices each day affect your health — how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future. Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health. Pre-plan your meals and snacks for the week and remember to drink plenty of water.

Remember to #StayHomeStayActive

South Bucks SGO Area

The South Bucks SGO area and Sports Partnership is hosted by Alfriston School. Alfriston School is a special needs girl's school based in Beaconsfield. Alfriston is the Lead Inclusion School for Buckinghamshire and we believe in 'a sporting chance for every child'. We have a comprehensive calendar of School Games Inclusive competitions and festivals throughout the year and work with a number of County and community partners to bring about the best opportunities for staff and pupils in Bucks.