Being active can build your children’s self confidence, reduce anxiety and improve their self-esteem. Over the upcoming period your children won’t be able to access their usual PE lesson, however there are plenty of ways they can still access the lovely benefits of being active whilst at home. 

  • Just 15 minutes of running, jogging or walking around your local area is a lovely way of getting out as a family, enjoying the super spring sunshine and completing The Daily Mile™! Remember to do so safely, only exercising with members of your household, and obeying social distancing guidelines when you are out.

Living Sport have created new downloadable resources to support The Daily Mile at Home and at school. Our virtual landmark map series, ‘Get to Know Peterborough and Cambridgeshire‘ have a supporting  Factsheet for children and families to do as an individual challenge. Each time children complete a mile they tick off a box on the map.  As they reach each local landmark on the map they are encouraged to find out more about it.  Both are designed to take 30 days, if a child does The Daily Mile each day so at least half a term – choose to do one or even both! The Daily Mile Foundation also has resources on The Daily Mile At Home including weekly challenges.  To get involved in the weekly challenges follow The Daily Mile on social media #DailyMileAtHome.

  • Looking to get on your bike as a family? Let’s Ride is back! Planned routes, tips, and activities all designed to help you get little legs pedalling, check out their website and you can find our Northstowe Activity Flyer here.
  • Table Tennis can be played by anyone, anywhere! Table Tennis England have created TT Kidz, a campaign providing videos, activities and certificates to help keep children active.
  • Tennis at Home! The Lawn Tennis Association have created a series of  fundamental movement tennis based sessions. The sessions are broken down for different ages, and can help your children to develop skills to succeed at any racket based game. Videos are available on their YouTube page here.
  • Looking to incorporate movement whilst teaching the kids at home? imoves have created 'imovement' a free platform, designed by teachers, to help you integrate active learning to curriculum based lessons. A super way to shake up maths, science and english lessons!
  • Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to bring you their Disney Shake Up Games! Inspired by Disney classics such as Toy Story, Frozen and The Lion King these 10 minute games are perfect to get your kids moving and having fun. So why not dance with Olaf, run with Buzz and jump with Mr Incredible? You can join in the fun here.
  • Joe Wicks AKA The Body Coach is holding a live PE lesson, every weekday at 9am starting on Monday 23rd March. These sessions are the perfect way for your children to have a positive, healthy start to the day and you can join in! His youtube channel is here, make sure you tune in!

Are you giving any of these sessions a go? Get in touch with us on twitter and facebook and tell us how you #StayInWorkOut!