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Activity Camps

Running for 25 years, Fit For Sport's Activity Camps are designed to engage all children through multi-sports, games, arts and crafts so that they can make friends and keep active throughout the holiday!

Fit For Sport's Ofsted-registered Activity Camps are run by trained professionals to provide school holiday childcare within a safe, supportive and fun environment.

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Active Schools

The Active Schools programme has been running for over 25 years and can support your staff in developing a fully inclusive, active programme to ensure all children engage in the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day. Developed in line with Ofsted requirements, Fit For Sport will work to support your school to deliver all aspects of PE, Active Lunchtimes, Extended Schools and school sports. We also provide resources and systems to monitor activity levels of all pupils through the free Healthy Active Schools System

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Active Schools

Extended School Day

Fit For Sport have been providing OFSTED registered before and after school provision in primary schools for 25 years. Running every day during term time, the Extended School Clubs are designed to engage all children in multi-sports, games, arts and crafts to keep them active throughout the school day!

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Training

Fit For Sport have been delivering training programmes for 25 years and are the leading training provider for anyone wanting to engage children / young people through physical activity and provide vital skills and qualifications to work with young people through physical activity and sports. The dedicated training team deliver accredited and non-accredited open courses and bespoke programmes for your organisations.

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From our blog

Why Active Schools do better

  • Written by Oisin Fahim on Thursday 23 June 2016

The recent alarming projection that four in ten adults will be overweight or obese by 2035 highlights how essential it is to educate the next generation on the importance of leading active lives from an early age, something that can help curb that downward spiral.

To a great extent, the rise in modern technology, the growth in fast food options and the restrictions that are placed on kids enjoying active play have reduced children’s appetite to take part in regular physical activity.

Therefore teaching kids the importance of leading healthy lifestyles can be so crucial to their development and something that they will take with them into their adult lives. After all it is at school where we are educated and understanding how vital being active is to our general wellbeing should be a key part of learning.

It’s also essential to understand that not every child is going to be interested in a specific sport, which tends to be intrinsically linked to physical activity. But those children who do hold less interest in sport must be still be engaged, even more so in fact, and it is the schools system that is best placed to teach them how to be active.

A recent Fit For Sport study of 10,000 children found that completing 60 minutes of physical activity during the school day improved their health-related fitness levels by up to 15% over one academic year.

However it’s not just developing the body that daily activity can benefit, it’s proven that the benefits of physical activity do extend beyond health and into the classroom. Active children learn better, concentrate more and their academic performance increases as a result of daily physical activity.

Research has shown that exercise affects the brain on multiple fronts. It not only increases heart rate, which pumps more oxygen to the brain but it also aids the bodily release of hormones which participate in aiding and providing a nourishing environment for the growth of brain cells.

In contrast, poor mental health amongst children has been consistently linked to a lack of physical activity down the years, a healthy body equals a healthy mind.

Although despite its limitations, technology can sometimes work in our favour when it comes to monitoring a child/school’s levels of physical activity.

Fit For Sport recently launched a revolutionary school support system known as the Healthy Active Schools System (HASS) whereby schools can use the resource to monitor their children’s activity levels. HASS will launch in September but you can register your school now at www.healthyactiveschools.co.uk or for more information on what it has to offer, email activeschools@fitforsport.co.uk.

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