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Activity at school helps lessen the impact of lockdown

The pandemic has taken its toll on students' mental and physical health, social development, and learning behaviours.

We've developed a bank of resources for school staff and governors, to help you use physical activity to overcome and manage some of the challenges to learning that lockdown has presented.

Find out how making physical activity part of every day can help students adapt back to classroom learning, and maximise learning outcomes.

More than just health benefits

kids doing yoga

Apart from physical and mental health benefits, exercise and PE enhance in-class functions such as memory, perception and concentration, and can improve behaviour and attendance, too.

We've pulled together a reference guide packed with information and resources to help you understand and maximise the benefits that physical activity can bring to your students.

Alongside this, we are working with Educator Solutions to develop a series of e-learning sessions for school staff and governors that will be launched later this autumn term.

New resources to support activity in schools

The Department of Education has released an online resource bank of videos, designed to share best practice and ideas from schools around the country. There's also a 10@10 exercise session that teachers can use at school, led by Darcy Bussell.

Access the full Physically Active Schools playlist.

Contact us for more support

We have a funded role to help support schools to get students more active. Contact Jo Thompson to discuss your circumstances and receive tailored advice.

Jo Thompson

Jo Thompson

Children and Young People Project Officer - Education

  • Project lead – School Games
  • PE & Sport Premium
01603 228964