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PE & School Sports Newsletter January 2016

Update from Howard

Happy New Year everyone from Active Cumbria 

Head to head with Lionel Messi No 10
For some time now I have been challenging myself against the speed and endurance of Lionel Messi.  I know it’s him by the familiar coloured stripes on his globally recognised shirt and the large number 10 placed strategically and symmetrically below the name on his back.  I regularly spend a brief part of most Saturday mornings Park Run watching his name and number fade into the distance......


Latest News

Sign up for the 100 Mile Challenge

We have 52 schools taking part in the 100 Mile Challenge this year. We still have funding in South Lakes, Allerdale and Eden. If you are in Carlisle, Copeland or Furness, costs start from £140 for 100 pupils and prices are scaled thereafter. 


PE and Sport update

The Association for Physical Education (afPE) has been commissioned by Sport England to produce resources comprising of a poster highlighting the difference that physical education
can make to the pupils in your school and an information leaflet for parents/carers outlining the importance of children and young people being active. afPE recognises how important children and young people’s physical health and emotional well-being are and the relationship between these and academic achievement.
Download the resources:

Click HERE to download the poster for schools.
Click HERE to download the leaflet for parents/carers.

These complimentary resources promote the benefits of physical education, school sport, physical activity and will help implement recommendations from the following national

The resources were posted out to EVERY school in England (for the attention of the head teacher) at the beginning of December.

Next ACPEN Meetings

The next ACPEN meetings are scheduled for:

  • Allerdale - Tuesday 31st January, Mitchells Auction Cockermouth, 13:15 - 16:00
  • Carlisle - Monday 23rd January, Trampoline Park Willowholme. (Awaiting confirmation).,  13:15 - 16:00
  • Copeland - Wednesday 15th February, Thornhill  Primary, 13:15 - 16:00
  • Eden - Wednesday 18th January, Penrith RUFC, 13:15 - 16:00
  • Furness - Thursday 26th January, Lindal Cricket Club, 09:00 - 12:00
  • South Lakes - Wednesday 25th January, Venue Ghyllside Primary, 09.00 – 12.00

PE & School Sport Training for Schools

Firm Foundations - The road to success, not only in PE! 

  • 31/01/2017, 09:30-15:30, Dean Gibson School, Kendal, £80

Teaching Curriculum Gymnastics at Key Stage 1 &2 

  • 07/02/2017, 09:15-15:30, St Bridgets School, Cockermouth, or 
  • 14/02/2017, 09:15-15:30, Hensingham School, Whitehaven £80

Book Now>>

New Change 4 Life Campaign

Help pupils discover what's in their food and make healthier choices with a curriculum-linked assembly, films, lesson plans and whole-school ideas.


Ask Howard

Do you need advice on PE or deployment of the Primary School Sport Premium in your school? Ask Howard HERE


We have recently made a number of changes to our website, take a look HERE

Offers from NGB's

NGBs stands for National Governing Body of Sport. We have a range of offers on our website, please see HERE

Active Cumbria ParalympicsGB DCMS Change4Life Sport England Lottery Funded Youth Sport Trust
BBC Radio Cumbria University of Cumbria Cumberland Building Society Aqua Pura

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