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Staying active at home

Physical activity guidelines:

Please see below the chief medical officers UK physical activity guidelines which details the physical activity needed and health benefits for children, 0-5 years old and 5-18 years old. /_site/data/files/a-z/D20AE885822CAE4118AF9CB921CA6694.pdf

Families and Children:

Whilst we are staying at home it is essential, we keep active for both our physical and mental health and reach the recommended government guidance of participating in 60 active minutes of exercise a day. We have compiled a range of websites links that will help you keep active.

Disney Dance Along’s:

This Girl Can created the following free Disney Dance along videos for children and their families to try out at home. There are a whole host of different songs and movies to choose from:

Disney Dance-Alongs - This Girl Can

Disney Shake Up Games:

Change4Life has teamed up with Disney to create 10 minute bursts of fun to get your kids moving.

Disney Shake Up Games | 10 Minute Shake Up | Change4Life (


iMoves is a free online platform, which is rolling out 2- minute, 10-minute and longer activities that parents can use in the home. It is free to sign up.

PE Lessons & Cross-Curricular Active Learning in Schools | imoves

The Body Coach TV

Access a whole playlist of children’s workouts for free on YouTube.

The Body Coach TV - YouTube

Keeping Essex Active You Tube

Active Essex have a weekly timetable of free workouts on their YouTube channel. Each week the sessions change.

Keep Essex Active YouTube - Active Essex

The Daily Mile:

To keep your family active and motivated, we’ve worked hard with our fantastic partners at London Marathon Events to create weekly challenges for The #DailyMileAtHome! 

The Daily Mile at Home | The Daily Mile UK

The FA:  The FA have produced a range of great Superkicks resources to keep little ones busy, on their toes and learning whilst making sure they’re safe from football skills to brain training challenges!

The FA SuperKicks - Get Involved | The Football Association

Chance to Shine: check out these great resources to support children’s physical and mental wellbeing during the Covid 19 pandemic including live sessions, a virtual programme and cricket at home sessions.

Staying active during the COVID-19 outbreak | Chance to Shine

England Athletics: England Athletics’ Funetics team have developed an athletics and curriculum based resources to help primary school children keep active and to support learning in the home environment.

funetics @home - funetics

Oak Academy: Oak National Academy has teamed up with the Association for PE (AfPE) to offer KS1, KS2 & KS3 physical education lessons to support teachers working remotely. Oak National Academy (

Teenagers/Adults exercise activities:

This Girl can has created a video detailing tips on adding activity to your home routine.

Home Exercise - This Girl Can

The NHS has a whole host of short workouts, which done require much room or equipment.

10-minute workouts - NHS (

A week-by-week description of the 9 week set of Couch to 5K podcasts. Each week involves 3 runs.

Couch to 5K: week by week - NHS (

A set of digital resources for Secondary Schools that can be accessed through the chance to shine portal. The Secondary Schools portal covers the following key themes – Inspire, Learn and Compete.

Secondary schools | Chance to Shine

Youth Sport Trust Resources: Here you can access a range of FREE resources.

In school or remote learning resources:

Primary: Primary PE resources to support in school and remote learning for teachers and home schooling parents of carers of primary school children.

Primary PE Activities | Youth Sport Trust

Secondary: PE resources to support in school and remote learning for teachers and home schooling parents or carers of secondary school pupils.

Secondary PE Activities | Youth Sport Trust

SEND PE resources to support in school and remote learning for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Physical activity and sport resources:

60 second challenges: a fun compete against yourself approach to physic al activity with a focus on relicense and perseverance and aim to achieve bronze, silver or gold medal targets,

60 Second Physical Activity Challenges | Youth Sport Trust

After school sports club: Join our 30-minute online club on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm for all children and young people to do some sport, develop skills and have fun.

After School Sport Club | Youth Sport Trust

Family Activities: activities, games and challenges for all the family, including our exciting wonder woman inspired resource for families and elements resources for families with children with PMLD.

Family Activities | Youth Sport Trust

School Games Active Championships: The School Games Active Championships uses the video-based platform powered by TopYa! To help young people remain active through personal best style video challenges.

Your School Games - School Games Active Championships

Wonder Woman 1984: These fun free activities for schools and families will help young people develop skills using the power of sport.

Wonder Woman 1984 | Youth Sport Trust

Looking after your wellbeing

Well schools: Share, collaborate and find support from other staff to place wellbeing at the heart of education.

Well Schools - Well Schools Community (

Bupa Foundation: A range of wellbeing resources and best practice specifically for education staff from Bupa Foundation.

Wellbeing toolkit (

Education support helpline: Free helpline available to all serving and retired teachers and education staff in England, Wales and Scotland 24/7, 365 days a year.

Telephone support & counselling | Education Support

Every mind matters: Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS.

Every Mind Matters | One You (