We have been contacted by Samantha Barton from Premier Sport regarding a community engagement initiative called The Golden Mile which aims to combat the issue of inactivity and obesity. Samantha is proposing to offer the Golden Mile programme at no cost to all 78 Primary schools in the Worthing & Littlehampton areas.
The Golden Mile has proven to improve the fitness of its participants and is a simple way of inspiring school communities to engage in physical activity by walking, jogging, running or cycling 10, 25 or 50 miles throughout the school year. It emphasises fun, rewarding personal achievement, pupil leadership and competition. The activity is totally inclusive and can be done with friends or parents before, during or after school hours.
The initiative is supported by an online portal that will provide schools with impact measurements and virtual competition not only for the school but for clusters and individual pupils as well.
With over 500 schools nationally taking part they are confident that they can make a real difference to the health and fitness levels of all the local children.
For more information please see the attached brochure, or visit their website http://schools.golden-mile.org/
If your school is interested in this free offer please contact
Baseline Measurements as follows:
‘Part of the sport premium funding OFSTED request that schools report on how the money is being spent and the impact on the children. In order to measure this UK Active recently suggested that schools should carry out basic fitness measurements on pupils. Please see the attached report and follow the link below to see an article relating to this -
One of the services Premier Education Group provide is carrying our baseline measurements on children to provide measurable data to look at levels of fitness. From this data they compile a report for the school detailing the results. This then helps you to identify any children that would benefit from additional support. The measurements are then taken again half way through and at the end of the year and the data provides evidence to demonstrate that children's fitness has improved and the extent of the impact. The process itself is incredibly simple and requires no work at all on behalf of the school. The school can then look at what support they would like to put in place, for example, Golden Mile, and introducing new extra-curricular clubs etc. The progress can be measured when the exercise is completed again later in the year. From OFSTED's perspective this has enabled the school to identify a need, provide a solution and demonstrate the impact! ‘