Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 09:03
These awards are the first of their kind for the Daily Boost Programme, which was launched in 2018, and the school presentation visits was an opportunity to trial the programme's new '5-minute Mini Boost' sessions to combat the new Covid-19 regulations.
The Daily Boost is a free Programme encouraging children and young people within local schools and settings to do 15-minutes of organised activity in their school environment each day. Children and young people could walk, run, skip, hop, jump or simply do their favourite sport or activity that gets them active – dancing, cycling, scooting, and this could be done before school, at lunchtime, after school, or during the school day in an 'active lesson'.
However, with the school environment now looking so different the 5-minute Mini Boost sessions now offers the perfect opportunity to engage all children and young people in regular physical activity, regardless of ability and the restrictions on space and time within school, whilst still adhering to the Government's and School's COVID-19 guidelines. Schools have the option of delivering 3 x 5-minute Mini Boost sessions to equal 1 x 15-minute Daily Boost per day, a perfect way to break up the school day with short bursts of activity to energise the pupils without the need to leave the classroom. Each pupil can earn a certificate and boost band for each of the milestones of 250, 500, 750 and 1,000 minutes of activity achieved and see their school on the Daily Boost tracker leader board.
The Awards for 2019/20 went to:
- Knighton Mead Primary Academy, who achieved the award for Highest Total Time doing Daily Boost. This activity time equates to a staggering 5,011 days worth!
- Old Dalby CofE Primary School who have been awarded the Highest Number of Daily Boost Sessions, which overall totalled 488.
On Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th November the Daily Boost Programme visited Ab Kettleby and Somerby Primary Schools.
- Ab Kettleby Primary School have been awarded the Highest Average Minutes per Pupil
- Somerby Primary School have been awarded the Highest Percentage of School Participation.
Anita Bird, Daily Boost Lead at Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport said:
"It was great to have the opportunity to visit the schools in person to deliver these new awards. Zoom, our Daily Boost mascot, presented each school's award to a nominated pupil and took part in a Mini Boost session with the children in their small classroom bubbles, which they all really enjoyed. We look forward to seeing their progress throughout 2020/21 academic year on our Daily Boost tracker."
Vicki Brown, PE Coordinator at Ab Kettleby & Somerby said:
"The Mini Boost sessions have been well received by teachers where space and time is limited to achieve a full 15 minutes of activity."
We are launching the Daily Boost December Challenge with new resources available on our website, giving schools the opportunity to launch/relaunch Daily Boost at this festive time of the year. This challenge is only open to Daily Boost registered schools, so why not get involved here.
Daily Boost December Challenge information coming soon!