So last week saw the end of a very busy, eventful and most importantly, thoroughly enjoyable half term. Delivering CPD, inter school competitions, sports behaviour work and sports numeracy interventions to name but a few things. There is (as always) much to reflect on and much to improve whilst planning ahead for the new half term, but one thing I will certainly be putting on my list for many schools is to host a little LEG-A-THON in as many primary schools as I can. First, lets answer the question(s) you are all thinking.
Who is it for?
The little LEG-A-THON is an event to raise money for Sue Ryder hospice and the many venues they have across the country. The work they do to support families in the hardest of times is simply incredible. I recently met up with Roohi Lupton from the Wheatfields hospice in Leeds to find out about the special work they undertake. Needless to say I was more than happy to help and support this initiative from the get go. For more information on Sue Ryder and their wonderful work click here.
What do I need to do?
This is THE perfect opportunity to fit in EVEN MORE physical activity into your curriculum time and all for a wonderful cause. You can run a little LEG-A-THON any time year round in your school to raise money. Some suggestions of things you may wish to partake in are:
- A relay race in your school playground
- A community walk
- A school/year group conga
- Skipping, hula hooping, dancing
- Cross country running
You could even host sponsored intra competitions in any sport as part of your regular PE time in school! It would be incredible as a whole school initiative where everybody takes part in something for 30 minutes (or however long you can spare) during the day but it is also easily done as an individual class on different days of the week.
To gain access to a downloadable pack and receive sponsor forms, ideas and tips you can visit the official LEG-A-THON page here.
It would be great to see many of the PE Umbrella community joining in to support this tremendous initiative, to give back to those who help us and our loved ones when we need it the most. We should never need an excuse to give our children more time being physically active, but if we did, there is surely no more perfect excuse than this!
So let’s get our children MOVING and ACTIVE for a great cause!
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