Being active can build your children’s self confidence, reduce anxiety and improve their self-esteem. If you find yourself at home and looking for was to get active as a family, here are some ideas for you to try. 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. 

The Daily Mile™

  • 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 downloadable resources to support The Daily Mile at Home, which can be found here.
  • This Spring they have their Spring Challenge 2021: Climbing Mount Mile which can be done at school or at home.  Launching during Children and Young People’s Mental Health Awareness Week on 5th of February (sign up by end of February). Unlock wellbeing focused rewards and resources along the way as you travel up the mountain by doing your Daily Mile.  Schools as well as individual children who enter from home will also be entered into a prize draw.
  • Sign up for individual children at home for Mount Mile will shortly be found here.

The Healthy You at Home Facebook Group has Launched! 

The Healthy You at Home Facebook group is an online community for families to share stories of how they are staying active whilst home schooling. Visit the group here to join the community today!

Stay Active at Home Ideas:
  • Youth Sports Trust have set up a free online after school club, happening every day at 5pm for 30 minutes. Each day will be led by a different member of the YST's athlete mentor network. It will run for five weeks until December 18 and children and young people can take part live by visiting the YST’s YouTube channel.
  • 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 has a new segment 'Wake Up With Joe' with three 20 minute body weight exercise sessions per week. These 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, where there are lots of other workouts for you to try, so make sure you tune in!
  • The FA - Football's Staying Home campaign provides families with a variety of resources to keep your football mad kids active! View their website here.
  • Wildgoose trails live in Cambridge City: themed mobile adventure trails, keep your eyes peeled for some fun festive themed trails going live soon!

If your child has additional needs, please see our page People With A Disability for more resources. 

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