Change4Life Sports Clubs aim to harness the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to engage inactive primary school children in physical activity and school sport.
The clubs strive to create an exciting and inspirational environment for children to engage in school sport. Over time the clubs will ensure that they take part in lifelong sport and physical activity, reducing the risk of chronic disease in later life.
Benefits to the school
Change4Life Sports Clubs are proving to have a significant impact on many whole school priorities such as behaviour, attendance and attainment. They also provide schools with a vehicle for developing a sense of belonging, confidence and competence in young people. This can translate to other aspects of school life and priorities, such as special educational needs and the Pupil Premium.
A new PhysiFUN (Physical Fundamentals) resource has been developed by the Surrey School Games Organiser (SGO) team to support the delivery of Change4Life clubs.
PhysiFUN provides a simple and easy way to target those inactive students at your school and help motivate them to become more physically active. PhysiFUN use simple structured activities to develop agility, coordination, balance and fitness. PhysiFUN requires minimal teacher input and no funding to create a fun, vibrant and exciting activity club giving young people the confidence and competence to take part in lifelong physical activity. PhysiFUN also provides a fantastic leadership opportunity for older students.
Please contact your local SGO if you would be interested in finding out more about PhysiFUN including:
- FREE PhysiFUN Resource Cards - over 30 easy and simple to deliver activity cards
- FREE Young Leader Training: Opportunity for you to train a team of young leaders (ideally year 5 and 6) to deliver your Change4Life / PhysiFUN club
- FREE Deliverer Training for your lead member of staff
Please see below for case studies of Change4Life clubs successfully running in Surrey Primary schools and the positive impact they are having on participants.
Janet Barrett, teaching assistant at Walton Oak School talks about their Change4Life club.
Who runs the club and how was the club started?
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How has the club had a positive impact?
Why do you think your club has been so successful?