Inspire

Encouraging young people to engage, participate & learn through fun sport & physical activity opportunities that interest and excite them.

The Inspire–Develop–Excel Framework aims to support the well-being and development of children & young people, as well as tackling inequalities through sport and physical activity.

Inspire

The INSPIRE strand encourages young people to engage, participate & learn through fun sport & physical activity opportunities that interest and excite them; developing a positive and meaningful relationship with movement and physical activity, acquiring lifelong learning and promoting social & emotional well-being.

Find out more about INSPIRE!


Who is Inspire for?

  • Schools who would like to be able to offer more physical activity for less active/inactive pupils.
  • Schools who have a higher % of inactive pupils.
  • Schools who do not have a current offer to meet the needs of these pupils.
  • Schools who would like to support their pupils to be active at home.
  • Schools who want to promote Mental/Physical Health and Well-being for healthier, happier pupils who achieve their full potential.

INSPIRATIONS

Active Together, in partnership with the local School Sport & Physical Activity Networks (SSPANs), to produced Inspire initiatives known as 'Inspirations.' Each Inspiration is an opportunity for children and young people to work towards achieving the Chief Medical Officer's guidance of 60 active minutes per day.( 30 minutes in school and 30 minutes at home)

Physical Activity for Children and Young People (5-18 years old)

Physical Activity For Children and Young People A4

Physical Activity for Children and Young People with a Disability (5-18 years old)

Physical Activity For Disabled Children and Young People A4

The aim of these Inspirations is to provide a positive, fun and engaging physical activity experience for children who may not enjoy the traditional school sport offer or view sport in a negative light.

Our intention is that you can choose to take part in any of our INSPIRATIONS at any time of the year to suit your school and pupils.

They provide themes that complement the face to face delivery taking place in schools to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to be involved and to keep Physical activity interesting throughout the year

Inspiration Calendar


How to get involved

All Inspirations can be engaged with at school or at home.

In School

Use our free resources to engage your inactive pupils.

This could be during your intervention groups, 1-1 delivery, playground leaders, break/lunchtimes and PE lessons.

If you submit your school impact report, your school will be entered into our termly prize draw.

Where you have the opportunity to win:

  • £100 ESPO voucher
  • And/or an invite for up to 10 pupils to School Games Summer Festival

At Home

Use our free resources to engage your child.

Either download our app (see 'Virtual Together App' below) or use the resources below to get started.

If you submit your scores or submit your usage on the app, you will be entered into our termly prize draw.

Where you have the opportunity to win:

  • £50 High street Voucher
  • And/or a personal invitation to take part at School Games Summer Festival

Resources

My Personal Best

This Inspiration is designed to teach children about determination, resilience, and self-improvement to help their confidence and teach them to see challenges as opportunities to grow. It has been proven that having a growth mind set can improve a child's progress & attainment. Scores can be recorded in a printable 'Personal Best Passport' or on the Virtual Together App (for app guidance see the back of this document) . All challenges are for the individual to achieve their personal best, there is no leaderboard.

*Thanks to the North West Leics School Sport Partnership for their contribution to the following challenges

Personal best challenges

By downloading the Inspire Resources we request that you provide an email address. That way we can contact you regarding further opportunities and potentially offer you the chance to be involved in the School Games Summer Festival.

Print ready passport

By downloading the Inspire Resources we request that you provide an email address. That way we can contact you regarding further opportunities and potentially offer you the chance to be involved in the School Games Summer Festival.


Active Advent

Our Active Advent is designed to give you some fun ideas to be active during December.

You can take part in any activity that gets you warm at this time of year.

Download our Free resources to use in school and/or encourage pupils to be active at home.

Aim to achieve 30 minutes of activity every day and colour in the Festive tree baubles.

Get creative with our cube and create some activity combinations to keep you active.

A simple way to get your pupils active and give your school the opportunity to attend our School Games Summer Festival - Inspire Carousel - 2024

Active Advent

By downloading the Inspire Resources we request that you provide an email address. That way we can contact you regarding further opportunities and potentially offer you the chance to be involved in the School Games Summer Festival.

Make your own cube

By downloading the Inspire Resources we request that you provide an email address. That way we can contact you regarding further opportunities and potentially offer you the chance to be involved in the School Games Summer Festival.

Challenge Sheet In School

By downloading the Inspire Resources we request that you provide an email address. That way we can contact you regarding further opportunities and potentially offer you the chance to be involved in the School Games Summer Festival.

Challenge Sheet Yoga

By downloading the Inspire Resources we request that you provide an email address. That way we can contact you regarding further opportunities and potentially offer you the chance to be involved in the School Games Summer Festival.

Challenge Sheet At home

By downloading the Inspire Resources we request that you provide an email address. That way we can contact you regarding further opportunities and potentially offer you the chance to be involved in the School Games Summer Festival.


PRIZE DRAW

At the end of each term we will do a PRIZE DRAW

Any school that has submitted an IMPACT report will be entered into the draw.

Simply fill in the IMPACT report using the link

Share how taking part in the INSPIRATION/s has impacted upon your pupils, you can focus on Whole school, year group, class, targeted group or an individual

The winning school will be invited to take a team of a maximum of 10 pupils to the School Games Summer Festival Inspire Celebration on 27th June, 2024

This offers a fantastic opportunity for pupils who may not otherwise attend this County wide event to participate in some fun activities, try something new, mix with other pupils from other schools and have a memorable day.

In addition the winning school will also receive a £50 ESPO equipment voucher.

For more information please contact:

Anita Bird

Anita Bird

Assistant Development Officer

Active Together

I am working flexibly in the office or at home, therefore please contact me via email or phone number provided.

Please note that my working days are Monday-Thursday.

My areas of responsibility are:

- Inspire
- Active Lives Survey
- Creating Active Schools

When I'm not working - I love walking my dog, swimming and group exercise and have started playing Tennis again after 50 years !!!

Favourite Sporting Moment – The year Torvil and Dean won Ice dancing at the winter Olympics 1984

Telephone
01509 467473
Emelie Denham

Emelie Denham

Assistant Development Officer

Active Together

I am working flexibly in the office or at home, therefore please contact me via email or phone number provided.

My area and responsibilities are:

- Opening School Facilities Programme
- Inspire - Develop - Excel

When I'm not working you can find me playing, coaching and refereeing rugby at my local club.

Favourite Sporting Moment – Playing American Football in Finland with the Birmingham Lions

Telephone
01509 467480