14/07/20

PE Department in the Lockdown | Newsletter

Sports Relief Mile

Just before we entered the lock down period we should have had our Sports Relief Mile Charity Event, all sponsor money was brought in and collected but the mile was rained off.  I wanted us to feel connected and do something that makes us feel good in the early weeks of lock down time. So It was time for staff, students and families to complete their mile.

On Friday 3rd April as a school I asked members to do at least a mile or if they didn’t want to go outside do 15 mins running, skipping, exercising in the house.

Lots of people got involved and it was lovely to see some photos and videos.

House Competitions

The latest whole school challenge is from the Birmingham School Games Initiative. There is not going to be Birmingham summer school games or school sports Day this year so we are asking pupils to sign up to the  School games website who are setting weekly challenges. So far pupils have done sock throws, tennis rallies, long jumps and speed bounces. We have decided to make it a House Competition and so some of the House captains are engaged and trying to get their houses active and involved.

“30 minute core workout in the morning and 3 and a bit mile walk with my siblings in the afternoon. I’ve never felt better!” Zhala Mohamed

2.6/26  challengeThe 2.6 Challenge was launched on April 26th 2020, the original date of the 40th London Marathon. All pupils needed to do is dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits their skills and complete it that week.  We had pupils who ran, walked and rode for 2.6 miles or 26 mins as their daily exercise. We had one pupil who tried holding the plank for 2.6 minutes. One pupil did 26 different karate combinations (at least 2 times on each leg) with her  karate club via zoom. Four Dance Leaders in year 10 made up a dance 2.6 mins long and performed it in their own house, recording and in time with each other. Amazing Teamwork and collaboration.

Mrs Gardner, SL for PE