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Children’s health project:

A holistic approach to physical health and mental wellbeing education. Using four key pillars of health which our training, resources and lesson plans focus on: Mindset, nutrition, lifestyle and movement.

Home - The Childrens Health Project

Embers the Dragon:

A groundbreaking new platform supporting children’s development, emotional wellbeing, and school readiness

Early Years Emotional Wellbeing & School Readiness | Embers The Dragon

Essex Boot camp Inspire:

An outdoor boot camp offering a variety of programmes to develop a growth mindset through the use of a variety of outdoor equipment. 

EBC Inspire - Essex Boot Camp

Girls Football Schools partnership:

We have teamed up with the FA and the Youth Sport Trust to be a part of the national girl’s football school partnership programme supported by Barclays. 

Daily Mile 

The Daily Mile is simple and free and gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, when the teacher chooses, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.

There’s no teacher training, set up, tidy up, or equipment required.

It’s fully inclusive; every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, succeeds at The Daily Mile!

Get To Know Essex Daily Mile Challenge: 

We are pleased to inform you that our latest initiative created in connection with The Daily Mile Association is now available to all schools in the Essex area.

Get to know Essex created by Active Essex – is an exciting NEW opportunity for children to discover amazing new information linked to the county they live in.

Essex has throughout the centuries been shaped by a wide variety of cultures, from Ancient Britons, Danes, Saxons, Normans, Vikings and Romans, all have left their mark on the county. Over a 28-day period, using the material available, walk, jog or run your daily mile visiting 14 key locations shown on your” Get to know Essex “map. From Castles to seaside piers collect at least two facts from each location along the way.

For more information click below

The Daily Mile | Active Essex



What is the FA Shooting stars inspired by Disney Programme??

The FA Shooting Stars programme inspired by Disney is made up of two initiatives; Active Play Through Story Telling and Girls’ Football Clubs, both have been developed to support the engagement of girls aged 5–11 years old in sport at school and in the home.  More information regarding the programme can be found below on the website: 

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Active Play through Storytelling – KS1 

The FA Shooting Stars Active Play Through Storytelling inspired by Disney has been developed to support girls aged 5-8 to develop their fundamental movement skills, subsequently supporting the development of; physical literacy, speaking and listening, confidence and competence. Using the inspiration of Disney stories, sessions are facilitated via a storybook where girls get ‘lost in play’.

As they engage with the storyline, children become physically active through thoughtfully designed activities which support the development of their social skills, creativity, teamwork, communication and confidence as well as increasing their emotional awareness. 


Girls football club – KS1 + 2 

The FA Shooting Stars Girls’ Football Club programme inspired by Disney and Marvel uses super-human powers, high-tech gadgets and superheroes to truly capture the imagination of Primary age girls. Whether rescuing Groot the Root or flying across New York as Captain Marvel, girls will be inspired to get active and engage with their friends whilst learning how to play football. Through the activity’s girls will develop their problem-solving, decision-making, leadership and confidence all of which are transferable to other settings. There are six weeks of activities for every Girls Football Club resource produced, and this is tailored for either a KS1 or KS2 cohort.

Game of our Own - Secondary Programme

Is a programme that supports girls to be empowered to lead football-related activity for others.

Girls take on the role of a football activator, where they choose to take on a delivery or a marketing role in their school to help deliver football.

Girls taking part in Game of Our Own - supported by Barclays also take part in the Girls’ Football Youth Sport Award, a reward and celebration scheme which helps to evidence their life skills learning and achievements through football. The Award also helps them understand the skills they’ve learnt and how they can transfer them to wider life.