Herts Sports Partnership
The Hertfordshire School Games Organisers have put together a programme of activities to keep young people active during these uncertain times.
As families start establishing new routines at home it is vital that young people still have access to resources to develop their physical activity, health and wellbeing. The Chief Medical Officers recommendation is at least 60 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a day. In order to reduce the time spent sitting down activity should be spread throughout the day to break up long periods of not moving – you should breathe faster and feel warmer.
Please see their page here which will be regularly updated with lots of resources to keep you moving.
The 2.6 Challenge
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income. In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities – The 2.6 challenge.
Sunday 26th April was due to be London Marathon, now instead people are encouraged to do any fun activity of their choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26. For example, run 2.6 miles, skip 26 times, bench press 26 kilos – the choice is yours! To get involved and donate or fundraise for an important cause of your choice, search #TwoPointSixChallenge on Twitter or click here.
If you do take part please let us know so that we can celebrate your efforts in our online assemblies.
During this ongoing time of uncertainty the School Games believe that it's more important than ever to stay active. The School Games have launched the Active Championships which is a national activity campaign to help young people across the UK to #StayInWorkOut. New challenges are available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All you need to do is download the TopYa! Active app, register as a player and type in the invite code 23880.
Mr Jones has been busy in school, taking small group PE lessons for the children of our key workers, but he is disappointed not to be able to run his DMJ Sports Camps for you over the Easter holiday.
Instead, he would like to set you a 5-star football challenge, to keep you busy and to improve your football skills.
First watch this video and then work on completing the challenges! If you don't have a printer at home, you can write the challenges into the back of your home learning books.
Mr Jones would love to see you having a go at the challenges - email your video clips to firstname.lastname@example.org