19 Mar IN CELEBRATION OF BBC SUPER MOVERS DAY, THE TOWN FOUNDATION ENCOURAGES KIRKLEES KIDS TO KEEP ACTIVE
The Huddersfield Town Foundation has been playing its part in helping local school children become more active by delivering BBC â€˜Super Moversâ€™ sessions in partner schools.
The programme, which runs in conjunction with the Premier Leagueâ€™s Primary Stars programme, uses bespoke and engaging resources to encourage primary school staff and pupils to include physical activity as part of their learning.
The annual Super Movers Day on Thursday 19 March acts as a celebration of this initiative. While the Town Foundationâ€™s plans have sadly been sidelined due to Covid-19, they have not been deterred in encouraging young participants to keep fit.
Through the Super Movers website, teachers and families can access over 100 videos featuring famous faces from the world of football and childrenâ€™s television, as well as an area to share tips with others.
All resources are free and easy to use with no extra equipment required, meaning anyone can access them whether youâ€™re still at school or self-isolating.
Physical activity is proven to enhance academic achievement, as well as improving pupilsâ€™ concentration, behaviour and self-esteem.
In addition, the programme helps schools meet government guidelines by encouraging a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity a day.
In speaking of Super Movers, the Town Foundationâ€™s Primary Stars Manager, Ruby Marlow commented:
â€œItâ€™s a shame that we havenâ€™t been able to deliver our planned activity on Super Movers Day itself.
However, we would encourage all school classes and families to access the resources and spend time keeping fit and learning each day, wherever you are.
You can test out your super moves in the kitchen before breakfast, or in the garden during a mid-morning break.â€
To access the Super Movers website, please see the following link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers.
The Town Foundation delivers bespoke Primary Stars sessions in schools across Kirklees, all of which are designed in line with the national curriculum.
12 local schools are currently engaging in the Foundationâ€™s Primary Stars programme, with 1350 students benefiting from delivery during the last academic year.
Covering English and Maths, PSHE and Physical Education, our coaches can assist in providing workshops, interventions or in a teaching assistant capacity.
For further information about Super Movers or the Premier League Primary Stars programme, please contact our Primary Stars Manager, Ruby Marlow at Ruby.firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07741 671070.