The Sports for Schools Blog

Is sports premium money having a positive effect?

Physical activity is incredibly important to the development, self-esteem and health of primary school children. Unfortunately, the vast majority of kids across the country aren’t getting enough exercise every week. As well as leading to an increase in childhood obesity, a lack of exercise can make it harder for kids to concentrate in the classroom …Read more


Lesson plan ideas for teachers

7 P.E. lesson ideas for teachers

Over the past few years, kids across the country have slowly become less and less active. According to a recent report from the World Health Organisation, a staggering 85% of UK children don’t get enough exercise. This makes it more important than ever before for schools to encourage their pupils to get out and get …Read more


20 ways to get children more active at school

Getting children excited and enthusiastic about exercise is essential, in order to set them up properly for maintaining a healthy lifestyle as they grow up. It isn’t just about getting children to run around and get rid of their excess energy. Exercise needs to be made fun and enjoyable. Education is also very important. Children …Read more


Sports for Schools fundraising for charity

£250 raised for MacMillan on the World’s biggest coffee morning!

Last Friday we hung up our “healthy-eating” gloves and hosted a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan. Macmillan provide essential physical, financial and emotional support to cancer patients and it was great to get the whole business park behind such a fantastic cause! The annual Coffee Morning started in 1990 and this year marked the …Read more


Roko 20

Something extraordinary!

ROKO 20 Academy is a small school that provides hope and happiness for orphans and disadvantaged children in the rural village of Kambirwa, Kenya.  They ensure free education, clothes, food and basic healthcare for all of these children and those caring for them. The school has grown over the years since it was opened and …Read more


Playforce

Physical fitness is a pre-requisite to achieving academic results!

Research over the past 10+ years has shown the significant importance of physical activity and developing the brain. Sports for Schools and Playforce have teamed up for the third year running, and this year will be using their partnership to deliver a series of “Get Active” workshops designed to help a whole school understand how …Read more


Exercise makes you concetrate

Exercise makes you concentrate!

Not only does exercise improve the health of our brain, it can also help us to concentrate. Kids who exercise every day generally find it easier to concentrate in the classroom, something that can help them to boost their academic performance even further. As well as helping to improve our attention spans, exercise can help …Read more


Get moving with National Fitness Day!

National Fitness Day is back for 2017 to celebrate the fun of fitness and get the nation moving.   We’re helping schools achieve their most active day of the year and getting a record number of people across the UK moving.   As part of the day, we’re visiting 10 primary schools with top GB …Read more


Exercise improves memory

Exercise improves your memory!

A number of studies have shown that the parts of the brain responsible for thinking and memory (the prefrontal coortex and medial temporal cortex) are larger in people who exercise compared to those who don’t. This means that people who exercise on a regular basis are boosting their brainpower, improving their memory and making it easier for their brains to …Read more