ACTIVE AT HOME
Schools and parents / carers 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.
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!
PLEDGE TO BE ACTIVE AT HOME
Pledge your support! Let’s give all young people the opportunity to engage in at least 30 minutes of physical and wellbeing activities each day.*
Please complete the form below to pledge to become Active at Home. If you are a school and would llke to pledge then you can complete our Active At School pledge form.
ACTIVE AT HOME : USEFUL LINKS
Click on the links to open some ideas. It’s time to get moving!.
EARLY YEARS (EYFS)
Birth - 5 years old.
The UK Chief Medical Officer has recommended a series of guidelines for the under 5's.
KEY STAGE 1
(6-7 year olds)
The UK Chief Medical Officer has recommended a series of guidelines for children aged 6-7.
KEY STAGE 2
(8-11 year olds)
The UK Chief Medical Officer has recommended a series of guidelines for children aged 8-11.
(12-18 year olds)
The UK Chief Medical Officer has recommended a series of guidelines for Children and Young Adults aged 12-18 years
MENTAL HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
Resources created to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people.
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES (SEND)
Resources that may support activity ideas for children with additional and specific Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).