With our schools closing their gates to all pupils except those of key workers and the most vulnerable children, the Wandsworth School Games has been set a new challenge by the Youth Sport Trust and the Government.
The aim is to provide online activities and digital content to support every child in achieving 60 active minutes a day in line with the Chief Medical Officer's guidance. We will be using this platform to respond to the needs of schools still providing care to pupils as well as families at home. Together with teachers, parents and carers we can help our children to reduce sedentary behaviour and boredom, and instead foster fun daily exercise habits and a positive use of technology.
We will be providing guidance and access to a variety of activities such as fitness, personal challenges, online contests, problem solving games and those which support physical competence, and mindfulness. The emphasis of the programme will be on fun and wellbeing, and it will make it easier for schools and families to navigate the brilliant range of content being made available daily by people like Joe Wicks and organisations like the Premier League and the National Governing Bodies of Sport.
Schools and families will be signposted to and online resources, activities and video's via numerous media platforms. Places to go to:
Youth Sport Trust: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/free-home-learning-resources-
Wandsworth School Games: https://www.wandsworthschoolgames.co.uk/
Inclusive Sport: https://www.topsportsability.co.uk/ - Login: YSTINCLUSION25
We shall be sharing lots of great activities and resources on:
#StayHomeStay Active #StayInWorkout #SupporttheNHS
AfPE Guidelines for PE & School Sport in Schools
As we move towards the planned wider re-opening of schools and facilities the Association for Physical Education has today published guidance to support the Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (education based) workforce.
National School Sport Week
The Youth Sport Trust has teamed up with Sky Sports to run National School Sport Week, which will aim to unite the country - families, schools, sport and businesses - in a celebration of the power of sport to bring people together, even during isolation.
Wandsworth PE Home Learning Timetable for Primary School
We have been working closely with the other SGOs in Central London to put together a timetable for the week commencing 11th May 2020 which we hope will be useful to you at school or/and to share with your colleagues, parents and carers.
PE & School Sport Courses, Webinars and E-Learning available on-line
With the continuation of the Lockdown period, we are pleased to signpost you to a number of great CPD Training courses and webinars available online.
School Games Mark 2020 Update
The Youth Sport Trust and Sport England have just released a statement regarding the School Games Mark 2020. Following a consultation process with a number of key stakeholders in the light of Covid-19, it has been regrettably decided to pause the School Games Mark for 2020. This means that schools will retain their School Games Mark achieved in 2019.
We hope that all our students in Wandsworth Schools had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter Holiday and welcome you all back to the start of the summer. Over the next few weeks, we will continue to bring you new online resources and activities that will be both fun and active for everyone to try at home or at school. Further details of this will follow. However, take a look at the video below where we ask teachers from Wandsworth Schools to set a great example by taking part in the #PEwithJoeWicks works outs. These take place every morning on @thebodycoach. We are encouraging all our students to give it a go it starts at 9am.