Active Recovery

With schools and Early Years settings returning from lockdown, there are difficult challenges ahead. Children will have been inactive and eating poorly; they will be unused to concentrating for lengthy periods; emotional wellbeing will be an issue not only through weeks of isolation but in returning to a world that being attacked by illness and […]

Health at Home

Active Movement have been working closely with Slough Borough Council in developing a support programme for adults, families, office works and school children to encourage activity when away from school. With lockdown restricting activity, the Active Movement Health at Home programme has provided ideas, information and advice on sitting less, standing more and moving often. […]

Health and Wellbeing Service in Slough

Active Movement are delighted to have been appointed one of the main suppliers in this new service launched in April. Our role will be to effect behaviour change in Slough. This will include the Active Movement Early Years, Primary and Secondary programmes over the next three years to increase activity and fight obesity through integrating […]

Active Movement in Buckinghamshire

Active Movement are delighted to be working with Buckinghamshire County Council in bringing the programme to six primary schools across the county. There will also be a Cluster Control test featuring a seventh school that will join the programme at a later date. COVID-19 has delayed co-ordinating schools, but 2 have so far signed up […]

Decisions, decisions

Last week’s elections again highlighted the polarised choices and views of the British public around our leaving the EU. It is typical of the many choices we face in our lives. What started with a binary choice that became a miscellany of options to confuse and complicate. It’s like going to shops. The decision to […]

The fightback

This week has seen two of the most extraordinary footballing comebacks as Liverpool and then Tottenham Hotspur beat the odds to overcome opponents who seemingly had their matches won. This snatching of victory from the jaws of defeat captured the imagination of the public and the press. There is perhaps nothing as uplifting or as […]

Is exercise the only way to increase physical activity?

There is little doubt that exercise is good for us. Innumerable studies show the effect physical activity has on our mind, body, immune system, emotional well-being, cognitive skills and energy levels. It is why I have made the power of exercise medicine a lifetime’s work. Yet the majority of us remain unmotivated to make the extra effort […]

Review in Suffolk

The Active Movement programme across two primary schools (All Saints Primary and Pot Kiln Primary) and one secondary (Newmarket Academy) is coming to a close after a fantastic 12 month’s Active Movement. As well as a full programme of activity , evaluation and support, Pot Kiln and Newmarket Academy saw the first ever Active One […]

Active Slough

The Active Movement programme held its first co-ordinator meeting in Slough before Easter. Onsite co-ordinators across all participating settings attended a special review of the programme and looked ahead at new developments including a new approach to supporting schools during SATs via the Active Movement programme. Increases in activity levels can help memory, concentration and […]

More schools in Slough

The Slough programme has increased in size with the recruitment of Claycot Primary School (Britwell Campus). This large school to the north of the town will add to the five schools already taking part, so increasing the community of settings that are Active Movement schools including children centres, nurseries, primary and secondary schools across Slough. […]