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This page is designed to help children and young people achieve 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Whether you’re a teacher, parent or a young person there are resources here that will inspire physical education, physical activity, health and wellbeing.

Click here for the latest statutory guidance from the Government and National Governing Bodies.

Physical Education

Below are links to both in-school and remote learning resources designed to support parents and teachers to educate and entertain young people during the school closures. 

PrimarySecondarySpecial Educational Needs and Disabilities
(SEND)
#ThisIsPE#ThisIsPE#ThisIsPE
Get Set (Team GB and ParalympicsGB)Get Set (Team GB and ParalympicsGB)Inclusion 2020
Cricket at HomeCricket at HomeBoccia Rainbow Cup
The PE Train and Get Set 4 PE - Home PE ActivitiesKeep Kids Active CampaignLearning & Discovery Personal Challenges
Complete PE - Home PEOak National Academy - Virtual PE CurriculumYouth Sport Trust - meaningful PE
Create Development - real PE free samples
Get Set 4 PE
Premiership Rugby - #LearnWithUS
Oak National Academy - Virtual PE Curriculum
Teach Active (Active Maths & English)

Physical Activity

Here are some fun physical activities. Encourage young people to try a different activity each day or week.

ChallengesDanceSportsMovement OutdoorsWorkouts
60 Second ChallengesDisney Dance-AlongsLTA Tennis at HomeGo Noodle Outdoor Scavenger HuntThe Body Coach TV
The Daily Mile at Home ChallengesOti MabuseThe FA SuperKicksBBC Super MoversOutdoor BingoFit Kidz
Indoor Scavenger HuntImagination Dance CICSportshall Athletics Home PentathlonCosmic Kids YogaDaily Active 10
Activity BookletimovesReady Set Ride (Cycling)Gymnastics with Max WhitlockNHS Fitness Studio
Panathlon ChallengesPara Dance UKAthletics and Running @ Home10 Minute Shake Ups
#Herts100 ChallengeBee Netball @ Home
Rugby League Active at Home
BTA Tennis Coaching
Basketball - HomeCourt App

Health & Wellbeing

Below are some resources designed to help look after your wellbeing – great for young people and grown ups!

Evidence suggests there are 5 Steps you can take to help improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

  1. Connect with other people
  2. Be physically active
  3. Learn new skills
  4. Give to others
  5. Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness)
Search your app store for these free apps to promote wellbeing
Stop, Breathe, & Think Kids Kids meditation and better sleep
Breathe, Think, Do with SesameProblem-solving and self-control (age 2-5)
DreamyKidMeditation for kids
KoothOnline counselling and emotional well-being platform (age 11+)
Catch It - make sense of moodsLearn how to manage feelings and improve mental wellbeing
CalmMeditation and sleep
Place2BeMental health charity
imovesMental Health and Wellbeing resources
Get Set 4 P.EOne piece at a time. Resource inspired by Children's Mental Health Week 1st - 7th February

Other Online Opportunities

Below are some online activities and resources from local Hertfordshire organisations.

Youth Sport Trust

Here you will find the videos to support wellbeing, PE Home Activities and SEND activities that are part of the Holiday Activities portal. These are all free to access and an offer that Youth Sport Trust have put together to support the Holiday Activities and Food programme this Easter. They have uploaded free resources and have a dedicated HAF YouTube channel for the up and coming holiday period. – Here you will find the videos to support wellbeing, PE Home Activities and SEND activities that are part of the Holiday Activities portal – View here

Easy Meals App

Are you trying to make some healthy changes and don’t know where to start? Check out the One You easy meals app which has more than 150 delicious, easy, healthier recipes that are just a tap away. By swapping some of your usual meals for some of these simple recipes you can make a big change to your lifestyle!

To find more healthy lifestyle support, check out the One You website.

BeeZee Bodies Parents Guide to Keeping Kids Active!

On average, physical activity among children and adolescents has reduced during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Guidelines suggest that children should achieve 60 minutes or more of ‘moderate to vigorous’ activity per day. Yet, the closure of schools and clubs has made achieve these guidelines difficult.

But do not fear – BeeZee Bodies have put together some top tips on how to stay physically active with the kids during the current UK restrictions!

Berkhamsted Raiders CFC

Get practising your football skills with these soccer skills lockdown playlists – View here

Fit Kids CIC

A fun series of short 60-second exercise challenge videos – View Here

FLY HIGH STORIES

A variety of online theatrical based resources available for families and schools to use, including free plays especially created for primary aged children, resource packs about the backstage world of theatre, fun online games and the wonderful interactive theatre and audio play – Beauty and the Beast from BackStage – View Here

If you are a local Hertfordshire organisation with an online offer of sessions or resources available over Easter then please email the below details to haf@herts.ac.uk :

  • The name of your club or organisation
  • A description of the online resource
  • The link to the resource/live session/activity