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Health & Wellbeing

wellbeing tips for teachers 26/06/2020

Wellbeing Tips for Early Years & Primary Teachers

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge” –Albert Einstein Mental health and wellbeing has become even more of a key focus recently due to everything going on in the world. So now more than ever it is important to check in with ourselves… How important is mental health? Mental health and wellbeing is so important. It not only effects our lives but the lives of others around us. In addition to that, mental health effects how we live our daily lives;... Read More

11/11/2019
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5 Playground Games for Encouraging Children to be Active

Children don’t have long break times, usually between 20-30 minutes. So how can they be encouraged to use this time to do something active? We’ve put together a list of traditional and engaging playground games, ideal for the schools and for helping children improve PE skills, make friends and be in the right mindset for learning afterwards! Donkey Donkey is a classic game with many different names. It can be played with a minimum of two people, though we’d recommend no more than 7.  In a circle of against a... Read More

04/07/2018
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Outdoor Activities for Physical Development in Early Years

Don’t underestimate the importance of physical development! It is crucial to promote physical activity from an early age to help to prevent the growing problem of childhood obesity. There are so many different physical activities to enhance physical development in early years and outdoor play is one of the most effective ways of doing so! The great outdoors is the place where children are most likely to engage in physical activity and is an excellent environment for young children to explore and challenge their emerging physical skills and movements. A... Read More

top physical activities for children 09/05/2018
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Top 10 Physical Activities for Children

Physical activity is vital for a child’s health and fitness, so it is extremely important to promote a variety of different physical activities in your setting. Not sure how to improve physical activity in your primary school? Try these 10 different physical activities for children to enhance your school’s physical education lessons and enrich the children’s physical development. Top 10 Physical Activities for Children in Primary School Organised Sport By engaging children in regular sporting activities, it improves their overall health and fitness and increases their social skills and sense... Read More

27/04/2018
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The Benefits of Physical Activity for Mental Development

“Children think better on their feet than on their seat” – Mark Benden Do active kids learn better? We all know how important it is to make sure that children are active to increase their physical development – but physical activity doesn’t only improve a child’s overall health and fitness! Many studies have shown that being physically active also enhances a child’s mental development and well-being, which has a positive effect on their learning and performance in school. Here are 6 important positive effects that physical activity has on a child’s... Read More

09/06/2016
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How Football Can Help In A Child’s Development

With the World Cup just around the corner and sparking much excitement, there hasn’t been a better time to explore all that football has to offer! Invented in the 1860’s, it’s one of the most popular team sports played around the world and one which doesn’t make exclusions; anybody of any age can pull on their boots and get involved. It’s easy to get started, all you need is a football, some goal posts and a few friends! The Benefits of Playing Football Not only is it a fantastic game... Read More

19/05/2016
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Get Involved With Walk To School Week 2016

This year, ‘Walk to School Week’ takes place between 16th and 20th May and it’s a fantastic opportunity to get outside and encourage children of all ages to lead active and healthy lifestyles. Operated by the charity Living Streets, the aim of the campaign is to motivate children to develop their sense of road safety so that as they get older, they feel confident walking around safely on their own. Last year’s campaign proved extremely successful with an estimated one million children from over 4,000 schools participating in the event.... Read More