Children & Young People Newsletter May 2024

National Sports Week

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National Sports Week takes place Monday 17 June – Sunday 23 June 2024.

This year’s theme, powered by Sports Direct’s Monster Kickabout, brings a special one-off Euro 2024 event that emphasises football as a means to engage young people in 60 minutes a day of PE, sport and play.

Partnering with Nike, the campaign aims to ‘put the all back into football’ while promoting fun, inclusivity, and the importance of regular physical activity. By registering, schools will receive free equipment, resources, lesson plans, classroom activities co-created by Youth Sport Trust, Sports Direct, and incredible young people from North Kent College, ensuring a week of enjoyment lots of fun!​

Follow this link to get involved in National Sports Week

Primary Age

Conference - Final Chance to Book

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Bookings still open for the Active Kent and Medway Primary PE and Physical Activity Conference 2024taking place on Wednesday 5 June at Kent Event Centre, Detling.

We are delighted to confirm that Richard Little, Canterbury Christ Church University, will be delivering our key note. Delegates will have the opportunity to attend workshops throughout the day as well as a chance to visit the ever popular marketplace to explore products and services that Primary PE and Sport Premium money can be spent on. Lunch will be provided on the day as well as snacks and refreshments. Deadline for booking your place is 22 May 2024.

Book your place at the Primary PE and Physical Activity Conference 2024

Premier League Primary Stars

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Teaming up, the Premier League and Nike have partnered with football stars Mason Mount and Chloe Kelly to promote greater confidence among girls in enjoying football.

Access their newest KS2 PSHE resource, ‘Active Allies’, designed to foster self-belief in girls and instigate ally-ship among boys.

This free resource offers video messages from Mason and Chloe suitable for assemblies, accompanied by interactive lesson plans that aim to encourage discussion and inspire inclusion in your classroom.

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 tangible 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 within your school community and beyond.

Find out if your school meets the criteria to apply for the award and unlock the benefits.

Super Moves for Every Body

Super Movers for Every Body is a brilliant new initiative for primary school children and teachers from BBC Education in partnership with the Premier League and ParalympicsGB.

BBC Teach has free learning resources on blind football, boccia and para athletics to engage your class and school in fun, inclusive activities this summer, for the Paralympic Games and beyond!

You can also apply for one of over 3,000 free inclusive sport equipment packs. The closing date to apply is Friday 7 June 2024.

Active Lives Survey

If your school is keen to understand how active your students are both in and out of school then look no further than Sport England’s Active Lives Children and Young People Survey.

The survey also includes measures for wellbeing, attitudes towards sport and physical activity and volunteering. Schools taking part will recieve a bespoke report in relation to the student responses as well as enabling schools to access the DfE’s Healthy Schools rating scheme. This short film provides an introduction to the Active Lives Survey:

To express your interest in signing up to the Active Lives Survey, please email

Kent School Games

Hear from students, teachers, headteachers and school games organisers explaining why the Kent School Games is so important to them. You’ll hear how the School Games is providing positive experiences for all children and young people, supporting the transition to secondary school, promoting the Active 60 campaign, and providing opportunities for personal development through leadership and volunteering.

Youth Voice

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As we continue to put youth voice at the heart of our work, and with exam pressures on the horizon, we are highlighting the importance of promoting the mental wellbeing benefits of physical activity.

Below are some of quotes we received from young people after taking part in clubs and physical activities:

  • Physical activity gives me an opportunity to relax but still have fun after the school day
  • I’m happier at school and can think more easily
  • I’m more motivated and come here every day
  • I feel much more confident after doing physical activity
  • The sessions can help calm me down

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