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In response to the recent global pandemic incidents involving the Coronavirus, known as Covid-19 and in order to control this pandemic, there have been a number of restrictions made by the government including isolation and social distancing. Coping during a pandemic is expected to affect the mental and physical health of children and young people. It is therefore important that children and families stay active – as long as they feel well enough to do so. Even small amounts of activity will have a positive impact on their mental and physical health. The Active 30 team have developed a bank of home / school based physical physical activity resources which schools, families and parents can access during this time, via the links below. The resources will be updated regularly and will also be shared on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so please feel free to follow us to access these.
There is strong evidence that regular physical activity has numerous health benefits for children and young people.
Benefits of physical activity include; strong bones and muscles, healthy heart, lungs and arteries, improved coordination, balance, posture and flexibility, as well as a reduced risk of becoming overweight or obese. Physical activity not only supports the physical health of a child, but it also promotes social and psychological wellness as well as cognitive function. Evidence also suggests it can boost cognitive function and engagement in academic learning!
Being more physically active is good for a child’s health, NOW and in the FUTURE!
Schools and parents have a role to play in supporting children to move more throughout each day. The UK Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines provide recommendations on the frequency, intensity, duration and types of physical activity at different life stages, from early to later years. Benefits are accrued over time, but it is never too late to gain health benefits from taking up any amount of physical activity.
Click on the links to open some ideas. It’s time to get moving!
Active 30 Durham is supported by County Durham Sport, Education Durham (Durham County Council), School Games Organisers, School Sport Partnerships, Public Health (Durham County Council), Culture, Sport & Tourism (Durham County Council), Youth Sport Trust, Area Action Partnerships (Durham County Council) and Durham University the material has been collated or created within this central Hub to support school staff and parents with ideas to help children be active.
We will continue to update the hub with new resources, do keep popping back.
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Early Years (EYFS)
Early Years (EYFS) The UK Chief Medical Officer recommends the following guidelines for Under 5’s: Babies less than 1-year-old...
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 1 (6-7 year olds) The UK Chief Medical Officer recommends the following guidelines for children of...
Key Stage 2
Key Stage 2 (8-11 year olds) The UK Chief Medical Officer recommends the following guidelines for children of...
Secondary School (12-18 year olds) The UK Chief Medical Officer recommends the following guidelines for Children and Young...