Dates for the diary! Active Travel deadlines and activity weeks

Active Travel is increasing in popularity in Chesterfield, as a number of schemes continue to be rolled out to to both primary and secondary schools. All primary and infant schools are offered Bikeability training, a scheme delivered by local cycle experts, Wheely Fun Wheels.  We also piloted the national Modeshift STARS at Westfield Infants and Brockwell Junior Schools. This scheme encourages schools to introduce programmes and initiatives to increase the number of staff and pupils who walk, cycle or scoot to school on a regular basis. Later this year we are also looking to introduce a Safer and Active Travel Ambassador Conference. Continue reading

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IMAS Mixed Ability Survey

The International Mixed Sports (IMAS) would like to hear from you! They would like information on bringing together disabled and non-disabled participants in traditional sports and physical activities. Their survey can be completed by anyone, disabled or non-disabled, current participant or someone who is inactive.

The Mixed Ability model they use encourages social inclusion by mixing “able-bodied” volunteers, coaches or tutors who act as facilitators or helpers to guide players on the pitch. The model differs from the Paralympic structure, as it starts from the assumption that anyone, at some point in life, can experience a form of disability.

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February half-term roundup

It’s been a half-term filled with sporting success for Chesterfield’s schools since Christmas. With lots of district competitions, we’ve put forward many Primary and Secondary teams for numerous county finals. Many of these take place in the coming months and our representatives will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Brookfield Community School’s U16 badminton teams.  Continue reading

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Get Set to Eat Fresh!

The British Olympic Association in partnership with Aldi, have launched an exciting new Get Set campaign which we think Chesterfield schools could greatly benefit from being a part of!

Inspire your school with free and exciting curriculum-linked resources that can enhance the way you teach 7-14 year-olds about the importance of eating healthy food and get cooking fresh and nutritious meals. Continue reading

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