The Daily Boost
What is the Daily Boost?
Children and young people should aim to be active for an average of 60 minutes per day and move at a level that increases their breathing and heart rate. This can include all forms of activity, such as Physical Education, Sport and Daily Physical activity.
30 minutes of their daily target can and should be achieved at school, so the Daily Boost is here to help! It's so easy to get involved and it's a completely FREE* programme!
The Daily Boost offers a flexible, evidence-based approach for children and young people in school to increase activity with a varied approach to meet the needs of each school and their pupils.
It aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefitting their long-term physical & mental health and wellbeing.
This could be before school starts, at lunchtime, Active travel, or during the school day in an 'active lesson'. Children and young people could walk, run, skip, hop or jump around a set lap or loop at school. Or simply do their favourite sport or activity/game that gets them active – dancing, cycling, scooting, anything!
- A Daily Boost is 15 minutes of structured activity, or take part in a 'mini boost' of 5 minutes, in the classroom or a small space i.e. Brain Gym.
Mini Boosts are a great way to introduce short bursts of activity to break up the school day, no matter what the weather and how much space you have.
- 3 x 5-minute Mini Boosts = A Daily Boost!
Physical activity for children and young people is essential as it helps to;
- Improve attention levels at school
- Develop coordination
- Strengths muscles and bones
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Sleep better zzz...
- Improve mood and feel good!
How to get involved
For more information or support please contact:
Assistant Sport Development Officer
- Daily Boost
- Active Lives Survey for Children & Young People
- Primary PE & Sport Premium
Please note that I work part-time, Monday-Thursday.