In these challenging times, children's physical and mental health has never been more important. Finding creative ways to help keep children active, whilst maintaining social distancing and following Covid-19 restrictions is one of the current predicaments most schools find themselves in.
So, what on offer?
COMPETITION & AWARDS UPDATES:
- Our partners at Sportshall have created the exciting new Virtual Schools Games Pentathlon. This is the ideal Personal Best Challenge and also a national virtual competition, aimed at connecting young people across the Country.
For further information please visit: https://www.sportshall.org/virtual/school-games-pentathlon. https://www.sportshall.org/virtual/school-games-pentathlon
- England Athletics have been working with the English Schools Athletics Association to update the Personal Improvement Awards These awards will allow every child to measure their own personal improve against a series of athletics standards. This new programme will launch in early 2021.
- Piloting of a New Outdoor Format called 'Super Team'. The concept of Super Teams is that, whichever team and individual(s) improves the most over a series of 3-4 competitions, will be crowned the winners. This competition can also be delivered virtually. If you would like further information on the competition contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
KEEPING ACTIVE AT HOME: Since March 2020, England Athletics has developed an extensive @Home offer aimed at school aged children wishing to keep active. Multiple online videos and resources have been developed to help children stay active at home. For more info visit: https://www.englandathletics.org/about-us/athletics-at-home/ https://www.englandathletics.org/about-us/athletics-at-home/
Athletics Primary Schools Offer (PDF, 622 Kb)