Children & Young People Newsletter July 2024

2024 Conference Round Up

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On 5 June 2024,  we hosted our annual Primary PE and Physical Activity Conference. The event saw over 150 delegates from local Primary Schools and the sport and physical activity sector come together for a day of fun, informative and engaging sessions.

In addition to hearing from our two keynote speakers, delegates attended practical workshops sharing ideas on how we can create positive and meaningful experiences for our children and young people. They also had the chance to explore our ever popular marketplace.

Planning for our 2025 conference has already begun and we hope to see you there!

Follow this link to read more about the Conference

The Daily Mile: Children Fit for Life Award

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The Daily Mile Children Fit for Life Award has been designed to recognise and celebrate schools that have fully embraced The Daily Mile in their setting. This award aims to bring tangilble benefits and a positive impact to your school community.

Becoming a Daily Mile Children Fit For Life Awarded school is not just a recognition; it’s a celebration of your school’s commitment to enhancing children’s health and happiness. It’s a moment to shine and feel proud of your contributions with your school community and beyond. Find out if your school meets the criteria and apply for the award and unlock the benefits.

Schools completing the Active Lives Survey

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Congratulations to the following schools, who so far, have completed the Sport England Children & Young People Active Lives survey in Term 3 of 2023/24 academic year:

  • Brockhill Park Performing Arts College Meopham School | Northfleet School for Girls | Northfleet Technology College | Rainham School for Girls | Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School | Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School | The John Wallis Church of England Academy | Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys | Weald of Kent Grammar School | Willesborough Junior School | Dover Grammer School For Boys | Fulston Manor | King Ethelbert School | Margate, Holy Trinity and St John’s Church of England Primary School | Minster in Sheppey Primary School | River Primary School | St Peter’s Catholic Primary School | St Stephen’s Junior School | The Marsh Academy | West Malling Church of England Primary School

The schools will receive a bespoke report as well as access to the DfE’s Healthy Schools rating scheme.

Follow this link to get involved in the 2024/25 Active Lives Survey

Explore Kent's Junior Cycling Challenge

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Explore Kent’s Junior Cycling Challenge is taking place all summer. Young explorers can take part in the challenge and earn a reward for their cycling adventures.

Certificates range from Bronze (5km), Silver (8km) and Gold (10km). To obtain one of these certificates, send proof that your child completed any route of any length along with the child’s name. If your young person has additional needs or a disability Explore Kent can adapt the Awards.

Follow this link to find out about Explore Kent’s Junior Cycling Challenge

PE and Sport Premium Report Deadline

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A reminder to all Primary Schools that they must complete the PE and Sport Premium Funding template and publish it on your website by 31 July 2024.

Additionally the Department for Education have made available for testing purposes only, an online toolkit which is open to all schools on a voluntary basis for reporting on your PE and Sport Premium funding this year.

Follow this link to access the online toolkit for reporting expenditure


Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme

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The HAF Programme offers families of children aged 4 to 16, who are eligible for benefits related free school meals (FSM), opportunities to access a range of free activities in the holidays. The programme runs for one week at Easter, four weeks over the summer and one week at Christmas.

Each programme provides a range of exciting activities, games and new experiences for children, along with a healthy main meal. Children will have the chance to try new sporty or creative activities and to make new friends.

There are a number of funded HAF Programmes running over the Summer holiday periods in Kent. Please contact Programmes directly for more information via the link below.

Follow this link to find out about the HAF programme in Kent

Opening School Facilities for Summer

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Looking for a venue for your summer holiday activities and camps?

The Opening School Facilities (OSF) programme is helping schools open their existing sport facilities, including school swimming pools, for a broader range of young people and to support the wider community by partnering with sporting organisations, who can help deliver activities in these settings.

Find out which schools in your district are signed up to the OSF programme and opening up their facilities to the wider community:

Follow this link to find out which schools are supporting OSF

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