Sport England Active Lives Survey

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Sport England has recently published their Active Lives Survey with an overview of the findings associated with physical activity in Primary and Secondary schools’ across the nation during the 2018/2019 academic year. The detailed report clearly stated that there has been a 3.6% increase in the number of children in England doing an average of 60 minutes or more physical activity per day in comparison to the previous survey for 2017/2018.  It was noted that this increase was predominantly driven by schools, which included an increase of activities such as; active play, team sports and walking. It’s no surprise that boys were once again found to be more likely to be more active than what girls are by a considerable 51%. Similarly, children and young people with a disability or…
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How To Get Our Kids To Drink More Water

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It’s recommended that kids should drink between 6 to 8 glasses of water per day, but as parents the difficulty with this is being able to encourage our children to drink more. So the question is, how can we be successful in our attempts to encourage?  Check out these 5 tips to give you some inspiration: Make It Fun We all know that water tastes pretty bland, especially for younger taste buds when there is so much more tempting and appealing colourful and sugary drinks out on the market. So how about injecting a bit of fun into it by using bright coloured cups and silly straws, so it’s more inviting and even exciting to drink water? Around The House As strange as it sounds, always make sure you have…
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Organizing Your PE Storage Space

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Whether it’s back to school, or the start of a new term, taking the time out to refresh and organise your PE storage will make things a lot easier when it comes to preparing for your lessons when you come back to school and need to get back into the swing of things. Check out our 3 top tips below to help get your PE storage space ready to take on whatever the new term ahead has in store: Design A Simple Labeling System Incorporating a simple labeling system is a great way to make sure your efficient when it comes to getting the equipment you need quickly and easily. Having a labeling system can also make it easier for you to explain where things are and where things go…
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Keeping Pupils Engaged In PE During The Winter Months

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Delivering successful PE lessons can sometimes be challenging for teachers, especially during the winter months when it’s cold, and everyone wants to hibernate in order to stay warm, rather than get moving. Here’s our 4 top tips that our B&A coaches have highlighted to help keep your pupils engaged: Good Preparation And Planning Careful planning of the curriculum and extra curricular is an absolute necessity in order to minimize the disinterest of students when you plan with the seasons in mind. For example, when it comes to sports such as Football, Rounders and other sports along those lines that are ideally played outside, it’s generally best to factor those topics in after Christmas, whereas topics like Dance or Gymnastics can be done with ample inside space, keeping students a bit…
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Failure

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Failure is a necessary part of life, it’s a stepping stone for both adults and children in teaching us valuable lessons we all need to learn in life in order to enable us to succeed. Everyone has to endure failure multiple times during our lifetime, and at times it can feel extremely difficult to get through depending on the situation you find yourself in. Below are the top 4 lessons we feel failure can teach us: Experience The first important lesson that failure teaches us is experience. When we go through something, regardless of what it is, we will always walk away with experience, which helps us develop a deeper understanding of life and the situation we find ourselves in.  The experience of failing enables us to reflect on the…
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Exercise and Stress

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The benefits of exercise- Improving physical condition and preventing illness have long been established, and physicians are forever encouraging us all to exercise regularly.  Exercise is also considered a vital part in maintaining good mental health too, it’s an effective way of reducing fatigue, improving alertness and concentration as well as improving overall cognitive function, and is especially helpful with reducing stress. When stress affects the brain, the rest of the body feels the impact, and likewise, when your body feels better, so does your mind. Exercise and other physical activities release endorphins, which are chemicals in the brain that act as a natural painkiller and helps you sleep, which in turn helps reduce stress furthermore. Research also shows that physically active people have lower rates of depression and anxiety…
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