HAPPY HEART PLAYGROUND GAMES PROJECT
PROMOTING ACTIVE LIFESTYLES AND HELPING TO REDUCE ACCIDENTS
The project is intended to link the extensive curriculum work on the
body, which is a regular favourite with teachers, with physical education
lessons and the opportunity to be active during lunch times.
The happy heart pack provides extensive information in both key stages
enabling teachers to explore a range of practical and theoretical
encourage the development of Playground Games to promote active lifestyles.
improve the standard of behaviour in the playground at lunch time
through the use of playground games.
reduce playground accidents.
make playtime more enjoyable through organised and structured play.
accommodate a ‘quiet area’.
consider and clarify the role of the Midday Supervisory Assistants
through planned training sessions.
improve the management of games equipment.
BODY CARE ROADSHOW
The National Curriculum requires schools to teach specific subjects
and themes to a certain level within each academic year.
The Bodycare Roadshow meets the requirements of the National Curriculum
for health-related fitness and has cross-curricular benefits for many
other subjects such as mathematics, science and information technology.
The roadshow is aimed mainly at Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum
which focuses on seven to eleven year olds. The roadshow programme
would need to be adapted in areas operating a two tier system.
In primary schools (years 3 and 4) the roadshow takes the form of
a five week programme, working with each class for an hour each week.
In the middle schools, the programme is for a week block, with fitness
testing being carried out in PE lesson times and extra curricular
opportunities at lunchtimes and after school.
The programme is suitable for years 5 and 6 but can also be used for
years 7 and 8 also (where they are in the same school).
To increase the level of physical activity of young people
improve the cardio-respiratory fitness levels of young people
emphasise both in schools and in the community, the importance of
regular exercise for a health benefit.
ensure a tangible benefit to the health and fitness of young people
To encourage a co-ordinated approach to exercise for young people
that involves as many other agencies as possible.
EUROPEAN TEST OF PHYSICAL FITNESS
EUROFIT - THE REASONS FOR EUROFIT
fitness is an important component of health and of physical education
of physical fitness is of value to educators and children
is a contribution to education
of cardio-respiratory endurance
strength - hand grip
strength (Power) - Standing broad jump
strength - Bent arm hang
strength - Sit-ups
speed agility-Shuttle run
of limb movement-Plate tapping
body balance-Flamingo balance