Stride Active Recognition Awards
At Stride Active we want to recognise examples of good practice and dedication shown to increasing physical activity levels amongst young people. We have therefore developed a recognition scheme, whereby each half term we will identify one school that has demonstrated this.
Much Birch Primary School
The team at Stride Active have been very impressed with the fantastic intra school competitions that Much Birch have been running. It has been great to hear that the young people not only too part in physical activity, but also officiating, leadership roles and we particularly enjoyed hearing that a few even went into being commentators on the events!
Away from the intra events we were delighted to see how sport and physical activity was used to highlight ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’. Getting outside to learn and get active proved to be a huge success and we loved Daniels quote on twitter!
We would like to say thank you and well done to all of the staff, students and parents of Much Birch Primary School.
Holmer Primary Academy
We really liked the inclusion of the extra 10 minute bursts of activity upon young peoples return to school after lockdown. It’s been brilliant to see young people outside, taking part in lots of fun, energetic activities, from squats to star jumps!
We know this will really help with concentrate in lessons, burn off extra energy and stimulate brains! In addition, the efforts shown in the virtual School Games has been fantastic. Great work by everyone involved and we look forward to seeing what you do next term. Well done!
Luston Primary School
Luston have shown a real drive and determination to keep young people active this half term utilising different types of health & wellbeing activities, including making wellbeing baskets and thinking of you cards as well as 60 sec physical activity breaks. They also introduced special effects to their School Games Dance entry! Fantastic work by everyone involved and we look forward to seeing what you do next term. Well done!
Garway Primary School
We were really impressed to hear about the work that Garway Primary school has been doing with Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre, particularly the way in which they have engaged with less active pupils to really identify what it is that they want to do and how they want to be active.
Being active and getting outdoors are both so important to support mental health. It’s through projects like this, that young people are able to understand the link between both and hopefully grow up leading active lives and enjoying our wonderful outside spaces.
We have been told that this is really starting to make a difference, not just in terms of physical health, but also developing wider traits and behaviours in pupils such as patience, resilience and perseverance.
We really enjoy seeing all of the social media of young people keeping active and would like to say thank you and well done to all of the staff and pupils at Garway.
Bosbury Primary School
We have been so impressed with the way that Bosbury Primary School has overcome many of the challenges posed by Covid-19 to ensure that PE remains a central part of their curriculum. Nationally, ‘Return to PE’ has had a lot of focus and it’s so pleasing to see such positive examples being set by Bosbury Primary School that PE and physical activity can and must continue in spite of the challenges it poses.
We have really enjoyed seeing all of the social media, including lots of hockey, active learning when studying the Roman Army, stilt walking at lunch time and whole class yoga!
We would like to say thank you and well done to all of the staff and students at Bosbury.
St Josephs Primary School
We would like to recognise St Josephs Primary School for their participation in the Virtual School Games! There have been lots of schools taking part but we have been really impressed with the whole-school engagement in all of the challenges. When we visited, we were so impressed by the children and it was amazing to see them having such a good time being active.
Thank you to the staff at St Josephs Primary School for supporting this opportunity and inspiring lots of young people to take part in the challenge.
Ledbury Primary School
We would like to recognise Ledbury Primary School for their participation and enthusiasm in the Virtual School Games! We know there have been lots of schools taking part but we have been really impressed with parent and whole-school engagement in the challenge. We’ve even seen teachers incorporate some maths into the challenges by asking pupils the difference in centimetres between their height and jump!
Thank you to the staff at Ledbury Primary School for facilitating this opportunity which has definitely inspired lots of young people to take part in the challenge.
Walford Primary School
We would like to recognise Walford Primary School for using physical activity in lessons to keep their pupils active. We know that sometimes it can be hard to make lessons active but we have seen so many examples from their school. SuperMovers times tables, hunting outside for signs of spring, re-enacting the moon landing, using movements to remember the old testament and prime number golf to name a few!
Thank you to the staff at Walford Primary School for facilitating this learning which has encouraged lots of young people to be physically active.
Leominster Primary School
We would like to recognise Leominster Primary for providing martial arts as a new activity in their extra-curricular programme, which has engaged lots of new young people. We have been celebrating ‘Find Your Brave’ this half term and we think that there are lots of young people who have shown how brave they are by trying a completely new activity. It’s fantastic to hear that this activity has engaged young people who normally wouldn’t be as active.
Thank you to the staff at Leominster Primary School for facilitating this opportunity which has definitely inspired lots of young people to be physically active.
We were very impressed with all of the fantastic social media coverage during their October Fitness Challenge, particularly how they celebrated staff and parent engagement in the process! Since this, Stride Active have continued to share Weston’s activities as examples of good practice; from dance, to yoga, to maintaining the fitness challenges!
We would like to say thank you and well done to all of the staff, students and parents of Weston-under-Penyard Primary School.