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Coronavirus Support 

In this section you will find a round up of guidance documents around a return to school and return to sport, resources for home learning, as well as a huge number of resources to support the mental and physical wellbeing of your young people.

Challenges and Virtual Competitions:​​

  • NEW Hillingdon Challenges: Weekly challenges launched on Thursdays by Hillingdon Secondary School Leaders where young people can work toward achieving bronze, silver & gold certificates for completing the 60 second challenges at home or at school. Primary schools can also compete to have the highest participation levels within their communities and be top of the Hillingdon Leadership Board

  • School Games Active Championships: The School Games Active Championships is a national activity campaign to help young people across the UK to #StayInWorkOut using the video-based platform powered by TopYa!. New challenges will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to engage with.

  • London Youth Games virtual Competition: The LYG Virtual Games will take place over four-weeks, giving children and young people the chance to represent their Boroughs in a series of sport-related challenges that can be done at home, at school or while out for daily exercise. Three weekly challenges will be released every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 9.00am on the London Youth Games website

  • Nike Move Crew: Ukactive Kids and Nike have launched their new Move Crew programme, a set of daily activity missions. This programme has been developed with the expertise of teachers and physical activity specialists, elite athletes, and coaches. Each mission is designed to help kids unlock 60 minutes of activity.

Activity Calendars:

  • Activity Calendars: January, February, March- filled with physical activities for families and their children to have a go at daily, including the weekends. Dance, Yoga, Fun activities, all with one click access. 

  • ​Inclusive Activity Calendars: January, February, March- As above but filled with adapted physical activities for  SEND families and their children to have a go at. 

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Health and Wellbeing:

  • Change4Life: Don’t let the current challenging situation prevent children from getting the activity they need. The NHS Change4Life website has a host of videos, activities and resources to help get kids moving indoors. Plus, there’s healthy eating tips and resources available

  • Sport England #JoinTheMovement: Sport England have pulled together some useful ideas and tips on how everyone can remain active at home, if you’re well enough.

  • Youth Sports Trust: To help better support teachers and parents, Youth Sport Trust have collated a list of free to use resources which can help support home activity. This includes: Ready Set Ride resources, Play Format videos, Personal Challenge videos as well as Inclusion 2020 activities.

  • Healthy Futures: Receive weekly food and exercise log, sporting challenge cards such as active monopoly, plus daily exercise videos to help keep your children active from Healthy Futures. To receive these free resources straight to your inbox.

  • Comic Kids Yoga: Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence - and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early!

  • Go Noodle:  GoNoodle engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free for everyone to encourage fun home activity.

  • Improving Children's HeathIn light of the evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19), some teachers may be looking for activities to boost pupils’ wellbeing. The ideas can be helpful for all pupils, but particularly if they are finding changes unsettling. They are for both Primary and Secondary age groups.

PE at Home/NGB activities:

  • Create Development- Real Play: Create Development are making their real play at home free for any families whilst schools are closed. Click here to view the real play at home video preview.Schools can send an expression of interest email to Jasmine. 

  • YST PE at Home Learning:   Created in partnership with Complete PE, there are activity cards available across all PE curriculum areas, with each card brought to life with a short video clip. You can download and share the activity cards and can access the paired video by clicking on the YouTube link next to the activity.

  • #ThisIsPE: This is a collaborative project with Yorkshire Sport Foundation (YSF) and the Association for PE, and endorsed by the Department for Education as a home school resource. There is Primary, Secondary and Inclusive resources on this channel.

  • School Games NGB activities: National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) have worked alongside the School Games to build and develop a series of sport formats for intra and inter-school competition. These formats aim to encourage all young people to participate and are based on supporting young people to build and extend their skills and confidence. You can also see active learning videos on Youtube here

  • The FA-Super Kicks: Add some football-related fun and activity to your day and find some inspiration from our SuperKicks programme, which aims to keep children active by playing football and sparking their imagination.

  • The LTA: The Lawn Tennis Association isn’t just about tennis; it’s about kids developing mentally and physically both on and off the court. You can improve your tennis skills any time, any place, with our Home Activities hub. It’s full of videos and games for the whole family, find out more here.

Inclusive resources:

  • TOP Sportsability: TOP Sportsability can be utilised by schools to help engage young disabled people in Physical Education, school sport, and support their first step into the School Games. 

  • Panathlon Challenge: Inclusive at home sporting challenges

  • Mr Higgins Multi-sports twitter and Youtube channels have some excellent inclusive activities for SEND including daily live sessions on YouTube at 5pm every week day.

  • YST inclusive resources: PE resources to support in-school and remote learning for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

  • Inclusion 2020 Learning & Discovery Festivals are inclusive countywide Challenge Days which were due to take place this year . There are now 3 sets of resources which can be used depending on the situation with COVID-19 and schools.  -

    • Here are the resources:

      • Learning Discovery pack – School-based: Adapted Challenge day ideas which could be delivered on a school site click here

      • Learning Discovery pack – At Home: Challenge day ideas to support children at home click here

  • WheelPower:​ Workouts for videos for young disabled people during lockdown, providing new exciting opportunities for disabled children to stay fit and healthy during this challenging period.

High Intensity Activities:

  • Gym-Run: Gymrun are uploading free accessible videos on their YouTube channel. The videos combine both bodyweight movements and short periods of running with seven sequenced exercises. Each session links to the Gymrun Five Challenges

  • Imoves:imoves wants to help keep primary aged children as active as possible by offering free access to their imovement platform. Some of their best resources including videos, music and lesson plans are now available free to help pupils stay active and healthy even when they can’t go to school.

  • KidsRunFree: KidsRunFree have been activating children across the UK for over a decade and they want to continue to do so. They are uploading daily videos of games and activities that families can play together to help stay, fit and healthy.

  • This Girl Can: Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign has teamed up with Disney to create fun dance routines to help parents get their kids active while listening to the songs they love. You can learn their moves or put your own spin on their routines. At the end of the day, it’s about breaking a sweat while having a bit of fun

  • Daily Mile at Home: To keep your family active and motivated, The Daily Mile has partnered with London Marathon to create weekly challenges for The #DailyMileAtHome. Every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, there’ll be a new challenge.

Returning to school and sport:

  • Department for Education (DfE) - the latest guidance on how educational and childcare settings should prepare for wider opening from 01 June, includes information on: year groups in the first phase of wider opening, the latest science, managing risk and rate of transmission of coronavirus.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) - guidance for the public, providers of outdoor sport facilities, elite athletes, personal trainers and coaches on the phased return of sport and recreation

  • Association for Physical Education (AfPE) - Their purpose is to promote and maintain high standards and safe practice in all aspects and at all levels of physical education, school sport and physical activity influencing developments at national and local levels that will impact on pupils’ physical health and emotional well-being.  

  • ukactive - advice and guidance for children's activity providers on safe practice and delivery during restrictions caused by COVID-19.

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