Active Schools Week
Active Schools Week takes place across Northamptonshire between Monday 21st and Friday and 25th May 2018. Schools are encouraged to embrace the challenge of turning their school into an Active School. Active Schools embrace physical activity as a tool for enhancing learning. They take learning away from the confines of chairs, tables and classrooms and get pupils moving as part of their daily school lives.
#SNDGetActive Teachers Challenge
Our Active Lesson pledges currently stand at:
58 Active Lessons
To celebrate the end of Active Schools Week, we are challenging our amazing teaching staff across the district to get their pupils up and moving on the last day of term.
Our #SNDGetActive Teachers Challenge will see schools tasked with planning and delivering 'active lessons' during the schools day. These lessons will see students becoming active and on their feet for a minimum of 50% of their normal classroom lesson time. The challenge will encourage teaching staff to consider their role in promoting active lifestyles and minimising sedentary behaviour within the school environment.
Participating schools will be invited to pledge a number of active lessons they have delivered during the day which will contribute to a district total. We are challenging the district as a whole to respond to our call to arms and see if they help us beat our target of 500 Active Lessons across all schools, creating more than 500 hours of active learning and enhancing children' learning whilst boosting physical activity.
Make your pledge now
- Active Schools Pledge (PDF, 147 Kb)
Teachers Challenge Ideas and Support
Active Child Challenge
This year, we have launched the Active Child Challenge aimed at getting children up and moving, working towards their target of 60 active minutes everyday. In a time where technology encourages sedentary lifestyles, the Active Child Challenge focuses getting children up and moving in the classroom and having fun with friends and family outdoors.
All primary schools across South Northants and Daventry have been given send separate KS1 and KS2 Active Child Challenges to share with their school communities. Tasks within the Challenges include traveling to school in an active way or going for a 15 minute family walk. As children progress through the challenges, they get them signed off by an adult or teacher.
Their school and parents are also encouraged to share their progress by sharing any photos on Twitter using the #SNDActiveChild and tagging @SNDSchoolSport.
Once they have completed the Challenge, they will receive an Active Child Challenge certificate.
Download the Active Child Challenge
- Active Child Challenge Guidance and Additional Information (PDF, 59 Kb)
- KS1 Active Child Challenge (PDF, 128 Kb)
- KS2 Active Child Challenge (PDF, 133 Kb)
- Active Child Challenge Certificate (PDF, 202 Kb)