CREATING ACTIVE SCHOOLS FRAMEWORK
Developed in Yorkshire in idea generation workshops involving over 80 headteachers and school governors, the Creating Active Schools Framework is designed to be a whole school approach and fully inclusive.
The aim is to embed physical activity into the core of the curriculum and beyond, utilising every opportunity to raise the activity levels of all children and young people and help to improve their physical, mental, behavioural and emotional wellbeing.
‘Physical inactivity is growing significantly for young people, in part due to the rise in school-related sedentary behaviours’ International Journal of Public Health 2020
Low levels of physical activity in young people are linked to increased rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease and poor mental health whilst numerous studies have shown that physical activity improves concentration and learning along with health and fitness. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us the vital importance of our health and wellbeing and presented us with an ideal opportunity to make a systems change to help our children and young people to value this and give them the tools to make the right choices for life.
The Framework takes a whole school investment approach and allows all key stakeholders to be involved including leadership groups, teaching and other school staff, pupils, parents, and wider stakeholders such as Calderdale MBC’s Healthy Futures team.
Wainstalls School is very proud to have been designated a Calderdale Active Schools trailblazer and we are committed to continue to embed PHYSICAL ACTIVITY into every school day and utilise every opportunity for our children (and staff) to be active.