Keeping children and young people active

Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 12:10

Keeping children and young people active

There is a focus on children and young people in Derbyshire this summer, with a series of events being held.

The first Derbyshire and Notts Secondary PE, Sport and Physical Activity Conference was attended by Heads of PE and PE Teachers from secondary schools across Derbyshire, giving them the chance to share best practice, innovative ideas and information.

Delegates heard from keynote speakers Stacey Mullock, Head of Networks at the Youth Sport Trust, and Martin Burder from the Art of Brilliance.

They also took part in a choice of workshops on topics such as Improving wellbeing through Physical Education; Mindfulness and Mental Health; Inclusive PE; Being More Conscious about Inclusion, Diversity and Participation; and a Practical Carousel with taster sessions in Parkour, Yoga and Zumba. Read more

Next up was the Derbyshire School Games Event, hosted at Mount St. Mary's College in Spinkhill, which saw 1,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools across Derbyshire take part on Tuesday, July 9.

More than 100 teams took part in ten sporting activities after qualifying to represent their school sport partnership in inter-school competitions. Another 150 young people volunteered as sports leaders. Read more

Meanwhile nominations are currently open for the Derbyshire School Sport and Physical Activity Awards.

Run by the Derbyshire Schools' Sports Association (DSSA), Derbyshire Active Schools Network (DASN) and Active Derbyshire, the awards include categories to recognise sporting achievement, and there are also categories to recognise schools, groups and individuals which help young people to engage in more active and healthy lives.

Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday, July 31. Read more

Schools which have been selected to take part in the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey during the summer term are being encouraged to participate before time runs out. Read more

Finally good practice examples from a number of Derbyshire schools have featured in national education journal Physical Education Matters.

The case studies showcase how schools have used the primary PE and Sport Premium in 2018-19 to improve PE, sport and physical activity for children in schools. Read more

Tags: Active Derbyshire, Get Active, Inclusive Derbyshire, NGBs, School Games