MSSP are keen to ensure physical literacy and physical fitness is maintained at a time when children’s lifestyles could easily become more sedentary. In order to support your pupils stay active, we’ve collated a small selection of providers who have an offer specifically for those children and young people. If you have an offer which you believe is suitable for children and young people that we’ve not included, please feel free to email us.
The Body Coach
Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, has started holding live PE lessons from 9am Monday-Friday live on his Youtube channel. The sessions are aimed at children of all ages and are available on demand alongside a number of other short fun workout videos.
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.
Don’t let the current challenging situation prevent children from getting the activity they need. The NHS Change4Life website has a host of videos, activities and resources to help get kids moving indoors. Plus, there’s healthy eating tips and resources available.
With children now being kept away from schools, add some football-related fun and activity to your day and find some inspiration from our SuperKicks programme, which aims to keep children active by playing football and sparking their imagination. All of the challenges have been designed and approved by FA coaches and produced so that parents/legal guardians can join children in safe spaces and outdoors to perform and practise. Find out more here
The Lawn Tennis Association isn’t just about tennis; it’s about kids developing mentally and physically both on and off the court. You can improve your tennis skills any time, any place, with our Home Activities hub. It’s full of videos and games for the whole family, find out more here
imoves wants to help keep primary aged children as active as possible by offering free access to their imovement platform. Some of their best resources including videos, music and lesson plans are now available free to help pupils stay active and healthy even when they can’t go to school. Sign up.
Youth Sport Trust
To help better support teachers and parents, Youth Sport Trust have collated a list of free to use resources which can help support home activity. This includes: Ready Set Ride resources, Play Format videos, Personal Challenge videos as well as Inclusion 2020 activities. View here.
London Sport – Active At Home table
London Sport and their tech partners – those that they have worked with through Sport Tech Hub and other tech innovators – have collated a range of free or low-cost physical activity offers. It’s an open, inclusive list of tech tools from London and around the world that people and organisations can use to stay active at home. Accessible on the Active At Home table.
This Girl Can
Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign has teamed up with Disney to create fun dance routines to help parents get their kids active while listening to the songs they love. You can learn their moves or put your own spin on their routines. At the end of the day, it’s about breaking a sweat while having a bit of fun. Visit the website.
GoNoodle engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free for everyone to encourage fun home activity. Check it out.
Receive weekly food and exercise log, sporting challenge cards such as active monopoly, plus daily exercise videos to help keep your children active from Healthy Futures. To receive these free resources straight to your inbox. Sign up.
Sport England have pulled together some useful ideas and tips on how everyone can remain active at home, if you’re well enough. If you’ve found a great way to keep active online, use the hashtag #StayInWorkOut on social media to share your idea. Take a look.
KidsRunFree have been activating children across the UK for over a decade and they want to continue to do so. They are uploading daily videos of games and activities that families can play together to help stay, fit and healthy.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence - and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early! Visit the Youtube channel
A range of free content covering aquatics-themed topics has been made available by Swim England to parents who are home-schooling are available here
Synergy have built a new platform for children to exercise at home. There are dance, yoga, meditation and audio activities to take part in on their website