St Michael and All Angels is committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle amongst children, staff and families.
Childhood Obesity Plan
The Government's plan to reduce the rates of childhood obesity in England in the next 10 years was released in August 2016. The plan includes an ambition that all children will take part in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day and that primary schools will contribute at least 30 minutes of this activity across the school day for every pupil. St Michael and All Angels is committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle amongst children, staff and families.
The Daily Mile is a social physical activity, with children getting out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog – at their own pace – in the fresh air with friends. Children can occasionally walk to catch their breath, if necessary, but should aim to run or jog for the full 15 minutes. The aim is to make children fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.
Each week all the children and staff participate in Fitness Friday. Running and walking around our track.
Change for Life
Change4Life is a national campaign that aims to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent people becoming overweight by encouraging them to eat better and move more.
Our change for life sports clubs have been created to increase physical activity levels in less active children through multi-sport themes. 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, thus reducing the risk of chronic disease in later life.
Active Lunch Time
Every lunchtime our PE staff run an active lunch time where children are encouraged to play games and take part in activities and challenges.
In Key Stage 2 the children are encouraged to participate in a daily challenge at playtime. When they participate they earn dojos for themselves and could earn dojos for their class. These activities focus on running, jumping and throwing.
Ways for your child to be active and involved in school:
Each class has a monthly fitness tracker and 60 minute a day tracker where children record their daily exercise in order to earn rewards.