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. […]

10000 children take up Active Movement

The recent joint programme with London Sport has seen a significant landmark in the Active Movement programme. Working with nurseries, children’s centres, primary and secondary schools in Worcestershire, Berkshire, Suffolk and across London has seen the programme reach over 10000 children of all ages. This is an important moment not only because of the numbers […]

London Active Movement

The first three of five schools launched their Active Movement programme this week as part of the joint campaign alongside London Sport. Haimo Primary School in Greenwich, Queensbridge Primary in Hackney and Sir Francis Drake Primary in Lewisham completed their teacher training session and all three have become Active Movement schools. The link with London […]

Active Launch in Slough

Active Movement has truly come to Slough after a special PR day to launch the programme amongst the participating schools across the borough. Children and teachers from primary schools Montem Academy and Wexham Court were joined by Chalvey Grove Children’s Centre at a special press event held at another Active Movement school, Eden Girls. All […]

Active Movement in Suffolk

Two primary schools (All Saints CEVAP and Pot Kiln Primary) plus secondary school Newmarket Academy are completing their third term of the programme with an upweighted schedule of movements and messaging. From now until Christmas, all three schools will follow a schedule of Active Movement events along with more daily activity in the classroom and […]