Move for Fun gets the thumbs up from teachers and children in Salford

Already halfway through the programme, St Peter’s Church of England Primary School’s Move for Fun after school club is proving to be a hit with both teachers and children.

Aimed at boys and girls aged 5-7 in years 1 to 2, the club gives children the opportunity to choose the activities they want to do every 6 weeks and the focus is on multi skill low barrier. 

During a recent visit by Viv Holt, YST International Head of Operations, she joined a session being led by headteacher Peter Wright and observed how the children were building upon previous weeks of learning to throw and catch by developing these skills into small, sided games.

‘It’s important that we in the school provide role models for the children. I believe in the importance of activity for children and like to lead by example’. (Peter Wright, Headteacher)

To encourage children to sustain their interest in physical activity, they give their feedback using a simple ‘GO concept’ which captures what they like best about the programme – for example, developing a new skill (GO Pro), making friends (GO Together) having fun (GO Fun).

‘I like playing the games where I play with my friend’ Oscar

‘I like being on a team’ Miran

‘I can catch a ball now’ Betty

There has been an interesting shift in the feedback. Initially most children wanted to develop skill (GO Pro) but more recently they have been identifying, making friends and having fun (GO Together, GO Fun).

George Stevenson the Activity Cluster Co-ordinator is particularly pleased with the school’s involvement.

Move for Fun helps us target and promote a healthy lifestyle for those children who generally do not succeed in other activities we offer

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