To stay healthy children need to do three types of physical activity each week: aerobic, muscle strengthening and bone strengthening activity. To maintain a basic level of health children between 5 and 19 need to do:
– At least 60 minutes of physical activity everyday, which should range between moderate-intesity activity, such as cycling and playground activities and vigorous-intensity activity, such as fast running and tennis.
Many vigorous-intensity activities can help you meet your weekly muscle and bone-strengthening requirements, such as running, skipping, gymnastics, martial arts and football.
Use this section of the website to help you along the way!
- Activities/Groups in the Willington Area
- Activities at Willington Primary School
- Moderate-intensity Activity
- Vigorous-intensity Activity
- Muscle-strengthening Activity
- Bone-strengthening Activity
- Water to Aid Concentration
Change 4 Life
Would you or your family like to be healthier and happier? Would you like loads of ideas, recipes and games to help you do this? Then you already know why you should join Change4Life. For further information please visit the Change for Life Website.
The Daily Mile
At Willington Primary School our children complete a ‘Daily Mile’. HM Government’s ‘Childhood Obesity: A Plan For Action’ states that schools should deliver 30 minutes of ‘moderate to vigorous’ exercise for pupils (outside of normal PE lessons) every day. One of the most effective initiatives being used by schools to help achieve this is the daily mile. The daily mile works because of its simplicity: Children run, jog (or walk at first) for 15 minutes each day. No kit is required – the children go out in their school clothes. Trainers are ideal but not essential. Weather is not a barrier – Jackets on in the cold and damp; sweatshirt off if it’s warm! It’s not competitive – It’s both social and fun. Schools who have been implementing the daily mile for several months report that they have seen great improvements in pupils’ fitness levels as well as significant social and emotional benefits.
The School Games
Willington Primary School takes part in The School Games, which is funded by Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people.
A network of School Games Organisers (SGOs) and Local Organising Committees (LOCs) have worked alongside the Youth Sport Trust in delivering three distinct levels of competition since the Games’ inception in 2010 – ranging from intra – inter school activity, in addition to the National Finals, which is supported by National Governing Bodies.
This network currently services in excess of 20,000 registered schools who compete across School Games’ competitions.
The School Games consists of four unique types of competition:
- Intra-School Competition (Level 1)
- Local Inter-School Competition (Level 2)
- County Final (Level 3)
- School Games National Finals
Further information can be found by visiting The School Games website.