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School Games - Cumbria School Games - Cumbria

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As we approach the end of the Summer Term, this edition we have some wise words from Chris Wright, Head of Wellbeing at The Youth Sport Trust.

There is a declining physical and emotional wellbeing of pupils in our schools, but at the Youth Sport Trust we are just as concerned of the impact of poor staff wellbeing.  With a recent survey suggesting 87% of school staff has considered leaving the profession it is time to take control of our wellbeing and get back to basics...look after yourself and start this summer!

Whenever I am thinking about addressing wellbeing in my life I start with the 5 ways to wellbeing.  It isn’t about losing weight or stopping that Thursday night glass of wine; it is about looking after your holistic wellbeing.  It definitely starts with getting active and getting out for summer walks or a cycle here and there.  It isn’t always about being hot and sweaty as you will see a difference in just reducing your sitting time.  And remember when you are out and about take notice of things around you...landscapes, architecture or just people watch! >>more

Cumbria School Games Summer 2017

The Cumbria School Games Summer Finals event was held last week, the sun was shining and the competition was fierce.  Team Eden took the district trophy >>more

ACPAT Tracker Workshops Roll Out

The ACPAT Tracker workshops delivered by Howard Todd have been really well received by Cumbrian Schools.  Attendees have given excellent feedback about the workshops and the system itself, with quotes such as "many thanks for the workshop - at last a comprehensive assessment tool", and "many thanks for this afternoon. I found it really useful and can't wait to introduce the trackers to the staff here".

10 workshops were held during June 2017 with 91 attendees from 83 Schools.  IT packages have been requested by 78 Schools making a 94% uptake rate. The tracker itself is being sent to schools who requested it today and tommorrow. 

ACPEN Meetings Dates

The Active Cumbria PE Network meeting dates are in the process of being set for the next academic year 2017 - 2018.  The dates that have already been arranged can been seen >>here

DfE Funding Announcement

On Monday the Secretary of State’s announcement on school funding, includes a section reconfirming the commitment to doubling the Primary PE & Sport Premium from September 2017.

You can read the full report from AfPE >>here

The FA and Youth Sport Trust Strike Partnership to Inspire More Girls

The FA and the Youth Sport Trust have launched a new partnership to inspire more girls into football during National School Sport Week.

Former Everton and England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis met with students at the Manchester Communications Academy yesterday and was inundated with questions before running a master class session with coaches from the FA, for 30 girls.

“It’s inspiring for me to come and meet all of these girls and to see what’s going on in schools” said Brown-Finnis. “It helps to bring an actual face into school so girls can ask lots of questions, understand what their journey has been, the highs and lows as well as barriers.” >>more

Alex Danson programme aims to get 10,000 young people into hockey!

Alex Danson, who won a Rio 2016 gold medal with Team GB’s hockey team, is aiming to get 10,000 children involved in the sport in partnership with Everyone Active.

The sport and leisure provider has launched the Alex Danson Hockey Academy with the intention of getting more 7-11 year-olds playing hockey over the next three years.

Danson and Everyone Active will take the Alex Danson Hockey Academy into 500 primary schools, and will host 100 hockey camps across Everyone Active centres. >>more

Are you seeking advice or guidance around any aspect of delivery PE or deployment of the Primary School Sport Premium? Access our Ask Howard service for help  >>here


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