The answer to this question was provided last school year by the government. And it is rather curious, because I suspect that until most of us saw the evidence we wouldn’t have guessed.
It appears from a whole raft of medical evidence that 30 minutes a day of additional physical activity not only cuts down the chances of obesity but also results in dramatic improvements in behaviour and academic achievement.
As a bonus the children who engage in this will also have a lower chance of suffering from mental health issues during the rest of their school lives.
It is the sheer breadth of the benefits that pupils accrue through such activities that has prompted imoves to develop a series of over 1000 curriculum-based active lessons and activities which meet the requirements of this new initiative.
All of these can be undertaken within normal lessons within the regular classroom or, if you prefer, in a hall or outdoors.
So convinced are we of the benefits of the programme that we have decided to offer you a chance to use the programme free of charge. In short you and your colleagues can take any five lessons without any cost or commitment by the school.
What’s more, these lessons are each complete in themselves, with interactive movies, supporting lesson plans, flashcards, music, and assessments, making the whole process easy to plan, teach, and evaluate.
In effect it means that the complete requirement of 30 minutes a day additional physical activity can now be met by the school using these resources, integrating them easily into the normal teaching timetable.
And the improvement in grades and achievement comes as a bonus.
You can read more about imoves’ active lessons and choose the lessons that you wish to try out, from literacy to science, from PSHE to PE, on our website.
You can, of course, sign up to the free use of the resources straightaway, but if you have any questions please do email email@example.com or phone us on 0114 2661061.