Keeping Active at Home
Due to the current school closures our work will continue by promoting the #StayInWorkOut message. Whilst we are in this uncertain times, we are spending more time at home and it’s important to make sure that we are still exercising and staying healthy. On this page, you will find various resources that you can use to help you #StayInWorkOut. These can be adapted to use by the whole family so everyone can get involved.
The Chief Medical Officer recommends that all children and young people aged 5-18 years aim for an average of at least 60 minutes a day of physical activity. See what the Chief Medical Officer suggests to help you achieve 60 Active Minutes by viewing a simple infographic here.
Being physically active for at least 60 minutes each day will help with health and well-being, improved focus and increase the enjoyment of spending more time at home. This can involve helping with housework, playing in the garden, other active tasks at home or having a go at one of the challenges below.
In order to support you, we have compiled a small selection of providers who have an offer specifically aimed at children and young people.
Real PE at Home
Real PE at home supports families with primary school aged children to play and learn together and includes 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity for every family. All Croydon schools and their families are able to access this for free, please contact us if you are interested.
Youth Sport Trust
Youth Sport Trust have collated a list of free to use resources which can help support home activity. This includes: PE Home Learning, Active Breaks, 60 second challenges videos, and inclusion activities. View here.
Sport England have pulled together some useful ideas and tips on how everyone can remain active at home. They also want you to share your keep active at home ideas by sharing these on social media using the hashtag #StayInWorkOut Take a look.
The NHS Change4Life website contains videos, activities and resources to help get kids moving indoors. There are also recipes and healthy eating tips and wellbeing advice that you can access.
imoves wants to help keep children aged 5-11 as active as possible by offering free access to their imovement platform. Teachers and Parents can sign up and access some of their best resources. Click here to sign up.
GoNoodle engages children with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free for everyone to encourage fun home activity. Check it out.
The Association for Physical Education are working with physical educators from across the country to support parents to teach PE at home. Short two-minute videos will be posted that will show parents and teachers free, fun and easy to follow PE activities for the whole family to enjoy together. To view all the videos in one place a #ThisIsPE YouTube playlist has been created.