School Sport & Physical Activity (PESSPA)
Whether you are at home or in school it is vital to keep physically active.
You should try to aim for a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day which could be anything from going for a walk, playing in the garden, going for a bike ride or doing a workout etc.
I look forward to hearing about all your active adventures!
Mr Wright - Sports Lead
Hiltingbury's boys team played their first fixture in the Winchester Inter-School Football League on Friday 15th October away at Western Primary School. A fantastic start to the season saw Hiltingbury emerge victorious in a 9-1 win! Well done boys on a fantastic result. The girls have their first match of the season too on Monday 18th October.
How you can support us
- Ensure your child is always present with the correct PE kit (Hiltingbury shirt, shorts, jumper and trousers are allowed in the winter). Regardless of the timetabled day, kit should come in on a Monday and go home (to be washed) on a Friday. Having a kit in all week allows greater flexibility with weather and other aspects that could lead to a change in timetable.
- Encourage your child to be physically active outside of school. Whether that is through joining a sporting club, running or some other form of physical exercise. Establishing this good practice early will help them to make physical activity part of their daily/weekly routine and help them to live healthier lifestyles.
- Volunteer to help with a school club – this will enable the school to offer a wider range of clubs for the children to attend.
- Always share any sporting successes outside of school so we can celebrate them in school too e.g. scoring a hat-trick in a weekend football match or achieving a belt in karate or moving up a lane in swimming. We love to hear about these sporting successes and will celebrate them in Friday's Celebration Assembly.
How we can support you at home
Below is a range of online resources suggested by Energise Me (a partner in the Hampshire School Games) that include ideas and guidance on how to be fit and healthy in and around the home.
- www.thedailymile.co.uk A social activity that all the family can get involved with, either walking, running or jogging for 15 minutes
- www.nhs.uk/change4life offers free resources to help families eat well and move more
- www.gov.uk/government/publications/my-activity-passport is a free resource that families can use to create their own active adventures
- www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/get-active-your-way offers many ways to build physical activity into family life
- www.plprimarystars.com/for-families offers free family activities
- www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk/active-home provides fun ways of getting active
- www.imoves.com/imovement-signup is a free online platform that provides 2-minute, 10-minute and longer length activities to support parents getting children active
Other useful links for keeping active
Youth Sports Trust virtual-after school sports club (every Tuesday and Thursday 5pm on Youtube) with the link: After School Sport Club | Youth Sport Trust