2020 has been a testing year for many of us, and no one’s hardships outweigh anyone else’s. However, through the home workouts, takeaways, DIY, and baked goods, there has been a driving force keeping the nation going. We’re not talking about NHS workers – though they have been incredible and deserve every applaud they got …Read more
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Feel like a frog in boiling water when it comes to work stress?!
If you like podcasts and are a busy bee most of the time, I’ve got a great suggestion for you! You are Not a Frog with Dr Rachel Morris is a podcast catered towards high-stress workers who often feel like a frog in boiling water. It covers a variety of content that everyone can recognise …Read more
5 ways that athletes change children’s lives for the better
For many children, their most important role models are their parents and caregivers. However, children look up to a variety of role models to help shape how they behave. Having a role model helps children to become the person they want to be and inspires them to make a difference. Choosing wisely means that they …Read more
6 ways in which Athletes can inspire your school as we exit lockdown
Returning to school is vital for children’s education and for their wellbeing, while the risk to children themselves of becoming severely ill from COVID-19 is very low. In numbers, 2 deaths from COVID-19 have been recorded across England and Wales out of 10.7 million under 15s, so that’s a chance of 1 in 5.3 million; …Read more
CEO Insights: Part 1 – Education & schools – a system in need of radical change
The covid-19 pandemic has exposed the way in which incrementalism and focus on exam results has driven out initiative and leadership from the system. We all know that it’s only when things get tough & when there are surprises that anyone or anything is really tested, and weaknesses identified. All systems are good and bad …Read more
How to…keep busy whilst you’re in lockdown!
We are all in this together and, as we’ve all been told to stay at home, this is an excellent opportunity to learn some new skills to keep busy. For many of us, uncertainty is lingering. We don’t know how long this will last. Time spent in isolation could lead to mental health problems, which …Read more
5 top tips: Keep your children busy during coronavirus school closures
We’re in the midst of very uncertain times at the moment, with social distancing becoming the utmost of priorities – to the point where school closures are in place (although, not for everyone!). We’re all in a state of limbo, not knowing how long this will last, or what to do in the meantime. If …Read more
Does enjoyment of PE lessons affect exercise as an adult?
It’s a well-known fact that regular exercise helps us to stay fit and healthy. Maintaining a balanced weight, and getting your heart rate up a few times a week, helps to prevent lifestyle-related diseases like type II diabetes, heart disease, stroke and obesity. Cardiovascular exercise also boosts the endorphins in our brains, something that can …Read more
Is sports premium money having a positive effect?
Physical activity is incredibly important to the development, self-esteem and health of primary school children. Unfortunately, the vast majority of kids across the country aren’t getting enough exercise every week. As well as leading to an increase in childhood obesity, a lack of exercise can make it harder for kids to concentrate in the classroom …Read more
7 P.E. lesson ideas for teachers
Over the past few years, kids across the country have slowly become less and less active. According to a recent report from the World Health Organisation, a staggering 85% of UK children don’t get enough exercise. This makes it more important than ever before for schools to encourage their pupils to get out and get …Read more