Sell-out conference focuses on healthy schools and healthy minds

Posted: Tue, 26 Nov 2019 09:46

Sell-out conference focuses on healthy schools and healthy minds

Healthy schools and healthy minds was the focus of this year's Notts PE, Sport and Physical Activity Conference, which was a sell-out for a second year.

The event was held at Eastwood Hall on Monday, November 25, with 200 headteachers, governors, PE coordinators and teachers from primary schools across Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City attending the full-day event.

Keynote speakers were Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver, who spoke of the importance of play in learning and the role of physical activity, physical education and sport in the new Ofsted framework; and Martin Burder from the Art of Brilliance who spoke about the importance of positive attitudes, providing stretch and not being afraid to fail.

A variety of workshops were delivered by national and local partners including the Youth Sport Trust, School Games Organisers and Thrive Active Schools, and covered topics such as mental health, Pop Pilates, the power of an active school, inclusive PE, reframing competition, evidencing the impact of the PE and sport premium, Zumba, Yoga, and using personal development, behaviour and welfare to impact on whole school priorities.

The event was organised by Active Notts in partnership with the Notts School Games Organiser Network.

Tags: Active Notts, Schools, young people