Covid-19: Children and Young People Resources

Active at Home #StayInWorkOut

With the confirmation that many schools are closed due to covid-19, and the prospect that more people will be self-isolating, London Sport have pulled together a range of resources that can help alleviate the difficulties many families will face in keeping their kids active. 

Physical activity remains a vital part of every child’s day and the sector has worked hard to make activity at home more widely available and as accessible as possible for children during this unpredictable period.  

Below, we’ve collated a small selection of providers* who have an offer specifically for those children and young people below the age of 25. If you have an offer which you believe is suitable for children and young people that we’ve not included, please feel free to email us.

Otherwise, we hope to see lots of you getting involved by sharing your photos and videos using #StayInWorkOut to our Twitter (@LondonSport) and Instagram (ldn_sport) pages.

For help explaining covid-19 to young people, this child-friendly guide may be useful. Additional safeguarding advice is available here.


London Sport – Active At Home table 

London Sport and their tech partners – those that they have worked with through Sport Tech Hub and other tech innovators – have collated a range of free or low-cost physical activity offers. It’s an open, inclusive list of tech tools from London and around the world that people and organisations can use to stay active at home. Accessible on the Active At Home table. 

Health and Wellbeing:

Change4Life 

Don’t let the current challenging situation prevent children from getting the activity they need. The NHS Change4Life website has a host of videos, activities and resources to help get kids moving indoors. Plus, there’s healthy eating tips and resources available.

Healthy Futures 

Receive weekly food and exercise log, sporting challenge cards such as active monopoly, plus daily exercise videos to help keep your children active from Healthy Futures. To receive these free resources straight to your inbox.

Sport England

Sport England have pulled together some useful ideas and tips on how everyone can remain active at home, if you’re well enough. If you’ve found a great way to keep active online, use the hashtag #StayInWorkOut on social media to share your idea.

 

Youth Sport Trust 

To help better support teachers and parents, Youth Sport Trust have collated a list of free to use resources which can help support home activity. This includes: Ready Set Ride resources, Play Format videos, Personal Challenge videos as well as Inclusion 2020 activities. 


Low-intensity activities:

Create Development – Real Play  

Create Development are making their real play at home free for any families whilst schools are closed. 

Click here to view the real play at home video preview.

Schools can send an expression of interest email to Jasmine

Euro 2020

The Mayor of London, in partnership with the Football Association of Ireland and Big Ideas present No Barriers at Home; a fun interactive project that brings young people together. The No Barriers 2020 programme allows young people to participate independently, at home.

Go Noodle 

GoNoodle engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

Available for free for everyone to encourage fun home activity.

Daily PE With MSSP

Merton School Sport Partnership are providing free YouTube videos for primary children that produces a range of fun and progressive activity challenges. The challenges require little space and combine common household objects making them accessible for everyone.


High-energy activities:

Gymrun

Gymrun are uploading free accessible videos on their YouTube channel. The videos combine both bodyweight movements and short periods of running with seven sequenced exercises. Each session links to the Gymrun Five Challenges.

imoves 

imoves wants to help keep primary aged children as active as possible by offering free access to their imovement platform. Some of their best resources including videos, music and lesson plans are now available free to help pupils stay active and healthy even when they can’t go to school. Sign up

KidsRunFree 

KidsRunFree have been activating children across the UK for over a decade and they want to continue to do so. They are uploading daily videos of games and activities that families can play together to help stay, fit and healthy.

Nike Move Crew

ukactive Kids and Nike have launched their new Move Crew programme, a set of daily activity missions. This programme has been developed with the expertise of teachers and physical activity specialists, elite athletes, and coaches. Each mission is designed to help kids unlock 60 minutes of activity.

Race to Health

Race to Health is an online physical activity challenge. Adapted so that it can remain suitable for children that are learning at home.

This year’s race route follow’s Max’s magical journey from his bedroom in Maurice Sendak’s classic Where the Wild Things Are. Please see this short video clip for more. To register your schools’ interest contact Mike.

The Body Coach

Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, has started holding live PE lessons from 9am Monday-Friday live on his Youtube channel.

The sessions are aimed at children of all ages and are available on demand alongside a number of other short fun workout videos.

This Girl Can 

Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign has teamed up with Disney to create fun dance routines to help parents get their kids active while listening to the songs they love. You can learn their moves or put your own spin on their routines. 

At the end of the day, it’s about breaking a sweat while having a bit of fun. Visit the website.  

 

The Daily Mile at Home

To keep your family active and motivated, The Daily Mile has partnered with London Marathon to create weekly challenges for The #DailyMileAtHome. Every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, there’ll be a new challenge.

*London Sport does not endorse or recommend any individual organisation above any others but has provided the following guidance to help families and schools to make an informed decision of which activities may be suitable.


London Sport has created a page which will be updated with any new statements or information from London Sport on the covid-19 outbreak and any impacts on our work.