National School Sport Week at Home 2020

Active Essex

The annual National School Sport Week celebrates the important role of Physical Education and school sport in enhancing young people’s wellbeing.

This year, the Youth Sport Trust has teamed up with Sky Sports to run a national campaign which will aim to unite the country – families, schools, sport and businesses – in a celebration of the power of sport to bring people together, even during isolation.

The UK-wide campaign will challenge people to take on their families, friends and neighbours in virtual sporting challenges – helping them to connect in an unprecedented period of school closures and social distancing.

It will be supercharged by Sky Sports who will be helping to inspire families across the country to take part. Read the launch announcement.

The campaign builds on the Youth Sport Trust’s #StayHomeStayActive campaign which has been supporting schools, parents and young people with daily free resources to get young people moving and enjoying the PE curriculum while at home.

Active Essex have also worked closely with the School Games Organisers team to bring you a weeks worth of challenges you can do at home or safely within your school environment:

Monday – It’s parents vs kids today in a football challenge!

Tuesday – Volleyball for all

Wednesday – What’s your juggling skills like?

Thursday – Let’s get moving, let’s get grooving in today’s Zumba challenge!

Friday – Who will win? Parent vs kids fitness challenge!

You can also check out the Keep Essex Active channel for family and child workout sessions!

Claret & Blue Sports Day

Claret & Blue Sports Day

On Friday 26th June West Ham Community Foundation will be hosting our very first Virtual Claret and Blue Sports Day that aims to engage with school children safely in the environment of their own home or in their schools. On the day we will be running 20 pre-recorded activities that will be hosted via our YouTube Channel, all of which will comply with current government guidelines utilising basic household equipment to get children active making the day as accessible for all as possible.

We will also be releasing a wide range of cross curricular activities covering numeracy, literacy, PE and PSHE to get children ready for the big day on the 26th June.

The event will focus on self-assessment – a key part of the PLPS curriculum – with children marking their own performance out of five, participants are able to get a bonus point for each activity if they are able to beat our coaches scores adding that element of competition that the children will be craving. All participants will also receive a digital certificate of participation.

To sign up to be a part of this event please click here to register and complete the short registration form which will give you access to our 10 day countdown.

Still achieve The Daily Mile!

Still achieve The Daily Mile!

We have prepared a few easy ways for you to use The Daily Mile so the children can be outdoors every day and physically active while still maintaining social distance. The ideas are simple, and you can fit them easily into the school day.

Hopefully you will find these ideas helpful and will adapt them, as necessary, to suit your own setting – all of them are ready to go when you are –

Please get in touch with Stuart Tryhorn – The Daily Mile Local Coordinator for 1:1 support, idea’s and inspiration’s and other resources. We would love to hear from you via. or social media – @StuartTryhorn – @ActiveEssex

High Quality PE with Social Distancing Webinar:

Released live last week, the webinar reflected upon and shared, the government guidelines, AfPE’s up-to-date guidance and YST’s supporting documents.

We explored what the guidance means in practice, considering what PE may now look like in the school setting. The session concluded with how/where to signpost learners towards high quality resources and sharing of ideas of how to best engage pupils in PE at home.

The PDF slide can be downloaded here. And the full webinar is displayed below:

Blended Netball – A new, innovative SEN & Leadership Programme:

England Netball are excited to bring you Blended Netball – a new, innovative SEN & Leadership Programme. It’s a secondary school, peer to peer programme ​designed for mainstream girls to deliver netball to girls with special educational needs within their schools.

Designed to develop life/interpersonal skills such as leadership, communication and empathy, in line with other leadership programmes such as Duke of Edinburgh, it will provide netball for pupils who may not otherwise be involved in the sport. Sessions are completely pupil led meaning there’s a real hands-off approach.

Interested? England Netball will soon be hosting webinars which will provide more information on how you can get involved. Teachers and sports staff register your interest now by clicking the button below!


For any further information or questions please contact Disability Strategic Lead, Richard Evans –