Keeping children and young people active

Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 12:50

Keeping children and young people active

There is a focus on children and young people in Notts this summer, with a series of events being held.

The first Derbyshire and Notts Secondary PE, Sport and Physical Activity Conference was attended by Heads of PE and PE Teachers from secondary schools across Notts, giving them the chance to share best practice, innovative ideas and information.

Delegates heard from keynote speakers Stacey Mullock, Head of Networks at the Youth Sport Trust, and Martin Burder from the Art of Brilliance.

They also took part in a choice of workshops on topics such as Improving wellbeing through Physical Education; Mindfulness and Mental Health; Inclusive PE; Being More Conscious about Inclusion, Diversity and Participation; and a Practical Carousel with taster sessions in Parkour, Yoga and Zumba. Read more

Next up was the Notts School Games Event, hosted at Nottingham Trent University's Clifton Campus, which saw 1,500 young people from primary, secondary and special schools across Notts take part on Friday, July 5.

More than 100 teams took part in 11 sporting activities after qualifying to represent their school sport partnership in inter-school competitions. Another 120 young people volunteered as sports leaders. Read more

Meanwhile work by Notts school Whitemoor Academy has featured in national education journal Physical Education Matters as an example of good practice.

A case study about the school showcased how it had used the primary PE and Sport Premium in 2018-19 to improve PE, sport and physical activity for children in schools.

Tags: Active Notts, young people