Active Kids Vouchers
Last week, our Sports Crew took delivery of all the equipment we ordered with our Active Kids vouchers. Items included pumps, footballs, soft balls, tennis balls, bouncers, individual skipping ropes, Double Dutch skipping ropes and ankle skips. Some of the equipment will replace or supplement teaching resources; other items will be used by our play leaders and Sports Crew, when leading activities outside.
Thank you to Sports Crew (and some keen members of 3-4K) who unpacked everything and pumped up all the balls!
As the newly elected Sports Crew, we are really excited about promoting physical activity throughout our school. Our first project is to advertise ‘Walk to School’ Day on Wednesday 4th October. For each day next week, the Sports Crew in every class will record how many children do at least one hour of exercise outside of lessons. This will include activity at break times, before and after school and, of course, walking/ cycling/ scooting to and from school. Could your class be the most active? Look out for our posters in the classrooms!
In support of Walk to School Day 4th October, every child recorded the number of minutes they were active during that week. We then used our Maths skills (and calculators!) to total these minutes per child and then per class. Many children chose to add extra activities to their week:
"Some of us ran laps around the playground during morning break,” explained Joseph Brennan.
“Ted and I did eight laps round our local park after school.” Joseph Kell and Ted Crossland.
The winning class was 5/6C with a total of 30, 067 minutes. That works out at an average of 1037 minutes or 17 hours per child during the week – impressive!
After half-term, Sports Crew will be unveiling new plans for extra activities at break times.
Sports Crew and Mrs King