London Sport is committed to making London the most physically active city in the world, and in order for that to become a reality we need to ensure that young people develop a resilient physical activity habit for life. We work closely with London’s schools to support them with developing physical activity and sport, to make it easier for young people to be active in school.
Active School Programme
We offered primary school’s the chance to benefit from one of three initiatives within our Active School Programme; Fitness Rainbow, Fitt-in and Marathon Kids, all aimed at reducing levels of inactivity in schools. A total of 16 primary school’s across seven London boroughs were successful in securing these within their schools, in time, approximately supporting a further 1,000 pupils towards creating activity habits for life.
Fitness Rainbow build fitter futures through delivery of their five core challenges, their fitness badge system and tracking fitness progression, instilling the values of health and fitness in schools and to develop sustained motivation to exercise.
Find out more about Fitness Rainbow here and below are the schools that will benefit from this initiative.
- Malorees and Sinai Jewish Primary School, Brent
- Ryefield, Hillingon
- Southern Road, Newham
- Roger Ascham, Waltham Forest
- Rushy Meadow, Sutton
Fitt-in provides schools with a series of short videos developed for primary schools to get pupils moving with easy to follow on screen visuals. Routines are no more than six minutes long, giving teachers the flexibility to include them into daily class plans. Regular use of Fitt-in can help to support physical literacy and improve pupils balance, coordination and increase their confidence.
Find out more about Fitt-in here and below are the schools that will benefit from this initiative.
- Byron Court and Sudbury Primary, Brent
- Harrington Hill, Hackney
- John Brampson Primary, Redbridge
- Hackbridge, Sutton
Marathon Kids helps to embed a running culture in schools and inspire children with a love for sport in order to develop healthier, happier and more confident pupils. Marathon Kids is a fully sustainable running programme that is supported with evidence based tools and a tracking system throughout the school year.
Find out more about Marathon Kids here and below are the schools that will benefit from this initiative.
- Barrow Hedges and Cheam Common Junior Academy, Sutton
- Highlands Primary, Redbridge
- Larkswood, Waltham Forest
Gary Palmer, Specialist Advisor – Children and Young People said: “Evidence has shown that attitudes towards physical activity and sport are often shaped at a very early age, so it is vital that schools provide a supportive, inclusive programme of physical activity. We are very excited to be working with a number of school and physical activity professionals to help to embed positive attitudes towards regular physical activity, particularly focusing on young people who were previously inactive.”
Save the date
School Suppliers Hub launch event 16 November, London
Join us for the launch of our new School Suppliers Hub, an online portal to bring school sport providers together into one central place, making it easier for schools to search for organisations supporting children and young people to be active.