Supporting young people to be active

Updated 12 November 2020

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 below. Please adhere to the latest government guidance when taking part in any of these activities.

Derbyshire School Games

The School Games Organiser Network and Active Derbyshire worked together to create and publish a weekly programme of activities to help keep children and young people whilst at home or school during April to July.

Although the series is not currently being updated, the activities are still available to use.

Each pack contains a schedule of suggested activity challenges for the week and daily activity cards. You do not have to do them in the suggested order or in fact do them all, if you really enjoy one day there is nothing stopping you doing that activity every day! These are purely suggestions. Please make sure that all activities are carried out in a safe manner.

We are still welcoming feedback on the resources, and this can be sent to

Children and young people should engage in moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity for an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week. These resources give ideas on how to be physically active with a different sport theme for 30 minutes each day.

Ideas on how to achieve the remaining 30 minutes can be found below.

Weekly activity packs

Time for Wellbeing

ChalleNGe Nottingham has worked with partners across Nottingham to create two digital 'Time for Wellbeing' calendars with a short 2-3min video for each day of the month, with activities based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing; Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.

There is a Primary calendar and Secondary calendar. The Primary calendar also has family activities to try at home at the weekends; or teachers may like to use this additional content in school. There are also teacher guides to accompany the calendars.

For full details and to download the calendars go to

The resources were created by Nottingham partners so have a few specific references to things in Nottingham, but much of the content is not area specific and includes ideas for being active at home.

Derbyshire Summer Staycation

Derbyshire Summer Staycation is a set of resources which was aimed at providing children and their families with a series of ideas to help them to stay active over the Summer. These activities can still be used at weekends and after school. Activities start at home and thereafter are focused on exploring the outdoors in your local area. Click here to take part.

More ideas to keep active at home

School Games Organiser Network

To find out more about your local School Games Organiser, and for more ideas on how to keep active, click on the links below.

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