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Spring into Action Campaign
22 February from 8:00 am - 26 March from 5:00 pm
Aim: To raise awareness of the CMO guidelines of an average of at least 60 minutes a day of physical activity across the week and promote the importance of reducing sedentary behaviour and breaking up screen time with short activity bursts.
Launch: Monday 22nd February, running for 5 weeks
As part of the campaign 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 Jumps Challenge|
|Week 2||Catch and Clap Challenge|
|Week 3||Speed Bounce Challenge|
|Week 4||Tap Up Tennis Challenge|
|Week 5||Wall Ball Challenge|
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:
- A Challenge Card (EXAMPLE) 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
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