Move it! - MEND

Project Aim

MEND’s free Move it! challenge is a resource for schools designed to encourage children to be more aware of the positive impact physical activity has on health, self-esteem and general wellbeing. It has been designed for children aged 7-11.

What does the project entail

This resource is designed to be ran as a 6 week program, ideal for a half-term, or alternatively can be ran more intensively in the form of a 'Health week'. The Move it! Quiz is an ideal way to get the pupils engaged to begin with. They then each receive a Move it! kit including a log book to record their daily activity, a points wheel to record move it! points and a sticket chart to record success.

For teachers the website includes lesson plans for Class physical activity challenges, which have all been mapped against the existing curriculum criteria. There are also pre-made letters for parents and postcards to be sent to family and friends to engage as many people as possible in the challenge.

What is required from the school?

The resource has all documents and printable resources available for download so can be used however the school best sees fit.

How do the pupils directly benefit?

Alongside the health benefits gained from the increase in physical activity there are also links to the P.E. and PSHE curriculum.

Some examples include the knowledge and understanding of health and fitness as well as the inclusion of dance, games and gymnastics activities. More details of curriculum links can be found in the teachers notes below.

 

http://www.mendmoveit.org/

Contact information

Are there any ready-to-use resources available?

Find out more or download free Move it! materials on the following website:

http://www.mendmoveit.org/

Resource links

 

 

 

Supplier

MEND in Wales

 

Email: Maria.Edwards@mytimeactive.org

 

 

Project Aim

MEND’s free Move it! challenge is a resource for schools designed to encourage children to be more aware of the positive impact physical activity has on health, self-esteem and general wellbeing. It has been designed for children aged 7-11.

What does the project entail

This resource is designed to be ran as a 6 week program, ideal for a half-term, or alternatively can be ran more intensively in the form of a 'Health week'. The Move it! Quiz is an ideal way to get the pupils engaged to begin with. They then each receive a Move it! kit including a log book to record their daily activity, a points wheel to record move it! points and a sticket chart to record success.

For teachers the website includes lesson plans for Class physical activity challenges, which have all been mapped against the existing curriculum criteria. There are also pre-made letters for parents and postcards to be sent to family and friends to engage as many people as possible in the challenge.

What is required from the school?

The resource has all documents and printable resources available for download so can be used however the school best sees fit.

How do the pupils directly benefit?

Alongside the health benefits gained from the increase in physical activity there are also links to the P.E. and PSHE curriculum.

Some examples include the knowledge and understanding of health and fitness as well as the inclusion of dance, games and gymnastics activities. More details of curriculum links can be found in the teachers notes below.

 

http://www.mendmoveit.org/

Contact information

Are there any ready-to-use resources available?

Find out more or download free Move it! materials on the following website:

http://www.mendmoveit.org/

Resource links

 

Teacher Notes
teachers_notes.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.3 MB]

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