Spring into Action Campaign
3 February from 8:00 am - 26 March from 5:00 pm
The Spring into Action Campaign is all about encouraging children and young people to GET ACTIVE MORE OFTEN.
During the lockdown period we are spending more and more time sat down and behind our screens. It is important for our physical and mental health to move as much as we can and break up sitting time.
As part of the Spring into Action campaign which will start on Monday 22nd February and run for 5 weeks we will be setting weekly 60 second challenges for children (and staff and families) to complete at home or in school. These are really simple 60 second challenges (see below) which can be done inside with limited space/equipment and can be adapted to make easier or harder. They can also be used by teachers at the start/end of a lesson or as a quick movement break during a lesson. Children will be encouraged to try and beat their score throughout the week and attempt the challenge as many times as possible to break up screen/sitting time.
|Week 1||Star Jump Challenge Card|
|Week 2||Catch & Clap Challenge Card|
|Week 3||Speed Bounce Challenge Card|
|Week 4||Tap Up Tennis Challenge Card|
|Week 5||Wall Ball Challenge Card|
These challenges are a small part of supporting children and young people to meet the daily physical activity guidelines with children encouraged to find other activities to build into their daily routine to help them achieve their 60 active minutes a day of physical activity.
We will provide you with:
- Weekly Challenge Cards to explain and demonstrate each of the weekly 60 second challenges. We will send you all 5 challenge cards the week before half term
- A 60 Second Challenge Tracker and a Daily Activity Tracker for children to record their daily active minutes
- Overview of the campaign which you can share with other staff
- Gold, Silver and Bronze challenge certificates.
- 60 Active minutes a day certificate
To get involved as a school all you need to do is:
- Share the Spring into Action campaign information with whole school staff and get everyone involved to maximise the impact on children’s health and wellbeing
- Share weekly 60 second challenges with staff and children and encourage them to get involved. There is a challenge sheet and activity tracker for children to record their progress.
- Promote physical activity and the importance of reducing sedentary behaviour for health and wellbeing.
- Celebrate children’s successes and share other ideas to help keep everyone active and healthy. (We will share further ideas with you for this so that you can share them with parents)
Staying active is even more important in the current climate so we hope as many of you as possible will get involved! #SpringIntoAction
If you have any questions, want any further information or have any ideas of how we could make this even better or easier for you to get involved with please let us know email@example.com