#StayInWorkOut Weekly Update - Issue 8

#StayInWorkOut Weekly Update - Issue 8

Welcome back to the final half term of this academic year. 

For those of you that this week welcomed back your Reception, Year 1 and/or Year 6 pupils, we hope it has all gone as smoothly as possible.  


afPE Launch New COVID-19 Support Document

Following the release of the COVID-19: Interpreting the Government Guidance in a PESSPA Context support document (covered in Issue 7), there has since been a webinar to accompany this, delivered by afPE’s CEO and the afPE Health & Safety Team.

This webinar shared the principles to support the workforce in interpreting Government advice for the wider opening of schools. It provides a framework for information to support children and young people to access Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA).

Click here to download the support document and click here to view the recorded webinar.



Barnet Partnership for School Improvement Course - 11th June, 9:30am - 12:30pm (Primary Only)

Following the release of the afPE support document and webinar mentioned above, Kim Henderson will be running a Zoom session with a focus on addressing teaching and learning in PE this term in the Covid-19 context we currently find ourselves in. 


For further details regarding  the course and how to book, please click here to access the BPSI events page. Simply scroll down on the left hand side to Physical Education - Teaching and Learning in Physical Education for the Summer of 2020. Please note there is a charge for attending.


London Youth Virtual Games

London Youth Games are excited to announce the launching of a Virtual Games on the 8th June. The LYG Virtual Games will see young Londoners setting challenges for other young Londoners. The competition will run for four weeks. The Virtual Games will give children and young people the chance to represent their Boroughs in a series of sport related challenges that can be done at home, at school or while out for daily exercise.

Three challenges will be released every week. Each challenge will relate to a different sport and will be set by a young Londoner. The LYG Virtual Games are open to all children and young people from London, who will compete across 12 challenges to earn points for their Borough. At the end of the four-week competition, a winning Borough will be crowned champions of the Virtual Games.

The first Challenge Video will be released on the London Youth Games website and social media channels on Monday 8th June at 9:00am. Here are links to download the Challenge Sheets, which include coaching tips and suggested adaptations for space, equipment, and ability.


Monday 8th June : 5 Shot Netball Challenge

Tuesday 9th June : 60 Second Burpee Challenge

Wednesday 10th June : Bottle Cap Badminton Challenge


You can download the Multi-Entry Scorecard here to record your students’ scores. Once complete, please send back to [email protected] by 12:00pm Friday 12th June.


Share videos on social media using #ThisIsLYG for a chance to win our weekly MVP award. Each week a MVP will be selected based on the ability, creativity and style shown in their video and they will receive a brand new pair of Nike trainers. Children must have parental permission before sharing any content with us on social media.


If you have any questions, please email [email protected]


Strava Challenge - London 2 Tokyo  

The London 2 Tokyo Challenge launched on Monday and once again sees Barnet, Enfield and Waltham Forest school staff competing against one another to see which Borough can travel the 5,938 mile journey and arrive in the Japanese capital first. This time round cycling and swimming also count towards this challenge, in addition to walking and running.

We have had a surge in new members joining the Barnet Sport Strava Club, to join please click here and request to join. Please also share with your colleagues and ask they just drop us a quick email from their school email account so we can verify their request. We have 12 requests currently pending.


BPSS Reporters


We have thoroughly enjoyed reading your students reports at our BPSS events throughout the year and we would relish at the opportunity to read reports on their recent activity during lockdown. This is a great opportunity for students who may not be the most active or who may need to develop their writing skills to be engaged and have fun.


We have attached two templates which students are welcome to use to complete their reports:


#StayInWorkOut challenge

- Have you been participating in our weekly challenges?

- How have you got on?

- What has been your favourite so far?



- How have you and your family been keeping active?

- Have you been enjoying other online resources (such as TopYa, PE with Joe, MoveCrew, LYG)

- What did you enjoy the most?


Students can send their reports directly to us via our social media links or if you receive any, we would be grateful if you can send them over.


FA PE Unit - Online CPD on Primary School PE

The FA PE Unit are delighted to provide details of their continued series of free, online CPD for Primary School PE – ‘Fit for the New Future’ (Series 2, June 2020).

There will be a weekly webinar throughout June, every Thursday, 10am in the morning for coaches, and 4pm in the afternoon for teachers and trainee teachers.

Sign up links can be found here, along with links to recordings of their first four webinars. The first series of webinars were watched by a thousand teachers and coaches each week!


Middlesex Schools’ FA (Secondary only)

Entries for the 2020/21 MSFA Cup Competitions are now open, please click here for further details. The deadline for entries is 31st July, after which the draws will be published on the MSFA Website.

The Association has decided to plan for the “best case scenario” and work on the basis that the Cups will proceed in a format that is fairly close to previous seasons. However, contingency plans are being worked on in the event that traditional tournaments cannot run as planned. For further information please contact [email protected], Admin Support Officer.


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