Children and Young People

Making our Move, our shared vision for Uniting the Movement in Notts and Derbyshire, includes a shared aim to enable children and young people to have positive experiences of being active throughout their childhood.

What are we aiming for?

  • More young people enjoy being active
  • Young people are involved in developing opportunities that are right for them
  • An early focus on developing the skills and confidence to lead an active life
  • Resource and capacity is proportionately focussed on young people experiencing the greatest inequalities

Resources during Covid-19

The impact of COVID on children and young people has been vast and wide-ranging, and schools are seeking to understand and then act on the specific needs of their pupils.

Active Derbyshire and Active Notts has produced 'Recovery and moving on with COVID' which includes case studies collated in November and December 2020 following the first lockdown and after pupils had been back in school for a couple of months.

The detail and learning incorporated in the case studies may prove useful as schools look to rebuild pupils' confidence, sense of belonging and wellbeing, and schools may wish to consider how some of the learning from these schools could be used to help inform their own plans.

To help schools prepare for pupils' return to school, the Youth Sport Trust shared some principles and ideas for school staff to consider around the role of PE in helping young people re-engage with the school environment and overcome some of the challenges COVID-19 has brought.

Supporting Young People to be active

In response to COVID-19 the School Games Organiser Network and Active Derbyshire worked together to create a programme of activities to help keep children active at home or at school during the spring and summer terms.

Further details of the resources which are still available are here.

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