#StayInWorkOut Weekly Update - Issue 12

#StayInWorkOut Weekly Update - Issue 12

We hope you have had a good week, whether that be at school with your pupils or working remotely from home.

Please see below a summary of key information from across the week, some of which has already been communicated via email or social media.


London Youth Games Virtual Games (8th June – 3rd July)

The LYG Virtual Games are open to all children and young people from London, competing across twelve different challenges to earn points for their Boroughs. #TeamBarnet continued to have great success in week 3, recording three bronze positions across the three challenges. As a result we edged closure to the podium places, moving up to 4th position (252pts).

A massive well done to the following schools who submitted their results in week 3.

Primary; Holly Park, Holy Trinity, Livingstone, Monkfrith, Parkfield, Queenswell Jnrs, Sacred Heart and St Agnes.

Secondary; Friern Barnet, Hendon, Henrietta Barnett, North London Grammar, St Andrew the Apostle, St Michael’s and Wren Academy

This week’s final challenges included, Target Batting Cricket, Throwing Accuracy Boccia and Wall Ball Water Polo. There was also a bonus challenge for good measure, the 1 Mile Relay. We await the results of these challenges and the overall leader board which should be released later today, keep an eye on our Twitter page for these.


National School Sport Week at Home (20th- 26th June)

A huge thank you to those schools take took part in this year’s extra special National School Sport Week at Home, supercharged by SkySports.

With getting on for 8,000 parents, schools and organisations registered, the Youth Sport Trust have been thrilled and humbled by the way that people up and down the UK have joined in with the campaign and been united through sport.

We all know that this has been a very difficult time for teachers, and it’s been wonderful to see so many of you providing challenges for your young people to take part in, both those at home and in school.

Click here for a roundup of NSSW.


afPE Summer 2020 Photo Competition

afPE uses photographs across its materials to illustrate and promote high quality Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity for all children and young people. Now we are giving you a chance to contribute to that imagery. We are challenging you to take part in our summer 2020 photo competition.Rewards:

  • ·  One winner for each category will receive a free copy of the new 2020 edition of Safe Practice in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity
  • ·  The winning entry for each category will be showcased in the autumn edition of Physical Education Matters
  • ·  All submitted photos may feature in future afPE materials (subject to them meeting afPE standards) and photos will be credited to entrants


Submit photos against the following categories – make it clear which category you are entering:

  • ·  Physically apart but socially together
  • ·  Alternative ways to be active
  • ·  Physically learning for life
  • ·  No such thing as a non-participant
  • ·  Quality teaching needs quality teachers

Categories are broad to encourage creativity but bear in mind that afPE primarily supports PE, sport and physical activity in educational settings, e.g. schools, colleges and universities.   We particularly welcome photos that reflect groups who are or who are perceived to be under-represented or less-engaged in PE, sport and physical activity.Please see attached for more information. The closing date for entries is 20th September 2020.

KS1 Virtual Challenge

A quick reminder that the deadline to submit your results for the KS1 Virtual Challenge is next Friday (10th July), for both the traditional version and the adapted version.

Schools can either upload their pupils’ results online here  or alternatively you can email them to your SGO. Please record every result you receive, selecting the appropriate school year from the drop down list and noting next to the name of those children that completed the adapted version

The adapted version replicates a skipping motion, but without the need to have a skipping rope. It involves a child jumping forwards and backwards (as demonstrated here) over a line for a total of 20 seconds.

Happy Skipping/Jumping!

PE to the Rescue

Attached is an article PE to the Rescue, written by Dawn Daley-James, Senior Lecturer specialising in Primary Physical Education, at the University of Bedfordshire. Although primarily focused on Primary education, this short read highlights the important role Physical Education plays, more so than ever, in tackling the current pandemic.  


COVID-19 Response ideas: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/system/files/Secondary%20PE%20Response%20ideas.pdf

School Sport and Enrichment Response ideas: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/YST_School%20Sport%20and%20Enrichment%20Response%20to%20COVID_V5.pdf

YST Principles for teaching PE: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/system/files/YST%20Principles%20for%20teaching%20PE%20Covid%20response.pdf

Unicef - Impact on Children https://downloads.unicef.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Unicef-UK-Children-In-Lockdown-Coronavirus-Impacts-Snapshot.pdf

Strava Challenge - London 2 Tokyo 

At the end of week 4 Team Barnet continue to lead on 4,492 miles, however Team Enfield have cut the lead back to just 68 miles. Whilst Team Waltham Forest are on 3,497 miles.In total our 59 members recorded 151 activities across the week, covering an impressive 1,094.8 miles in total. 658.8 miles were covered by bike and 436 on foot.Our current location is in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, having successfully crossed the North Sea and travelled through Holland, Germany, Poland, Belarus, Kazakhstan and China.Keep up the fantastic work team, only 1,445.9 miles to go!    

Support & Planning - Zoom Catch Up

We have organised separate Zoom meetings for all Primary PE Subject Leaders (15th July) 


Date: Wednesday 15th July

Times: 10:30am - 11:00am

Login: 406 570 4515                          

Password: BPSS

This will be an opportunity to catch up with each other, discuss your schools plans for PE, and share ideas. As well as discuss how BPSS can support you.

It will be an informal chat so please login and feel free to pop in and out if necessary.

Please let me know if you’re able to attend and if there is anything else you want to discuss during the call.

Looking forward to hopefully catching up with you all.


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