NEW Virtual Events
Virtual Event Resources - Register to access NOW!
Exciting news! We are pleased to be able to offer you the below virtual resources to support delivery of our usual competitions and festivals in your school. These resources are:
- School Sport Organising Crew Training- A unique CPD opportunity full of fun games and activities for your Year 5/6 pupils to become young leaders in your school. Resources include a presentation, teacher guidance, pupil workbooks and certificates.
- Change 4 Life Club and Festival (Fully Inclusive) - The Change 4 Life festival is designed to encourage children to be more active by taking part in activities they wouldn't usually do. Resources include a festival activity pack and teacher guidance to then start your C4L club in school.
- KS1 Mini Astronaut Training (Fully Inclusive) - This resource consists of fun festival activities to help pupils develop the KS1 fundamental movements through fun themed training. Resources include a festival pack of activity cards and printable resocues to go with these activities.
- Virtual Sportshall Athletics Competition (Fully Inclusive) - This resource is our first competition pack. This guidance pack will provide you with everything you need to submit results for the School Games Pentathlon to compete virtually against other Gateshead Schools. This is aimed at Year 3,4,5 & 6.
Follow this link HERE to register for any of these resources!
Please note that all of the resources are available FREE OF CHARGE to Primary Schools affiliated to our SLA. Unaffiliated schools that are interested in any of the resources available should contact us to discuss their options via the School Games.
Release date of resources:
SSOC Training Resource: Friday 2nd October 2020
KS1 Mini Astronaut Training Resource: Monday 5th October 2020
C4L Festival Resource: Monday 12th October 2020
Sportshall Athletics Competition Resource: Monday 19th October 2020
#UNITE CAMPAIGN SUMMARY
Due to the ongoing situation and following on from the success of our first virtual event - #DANCEUNITE, we extended the #UNITE programme throughout the remainder of the academic year. Throughout the Summer Term we provided schools and families with further opportunities to get involved in both physical activity programmes as well as cultural projects made up of the following campaigns:
All of the #UNITE campaigns focussed on the importance of 'uniting' the community and the 5 ways to wellbeing:
- Bring people together and connect
- Get people active and have fun while doing so
- Teach our young people about the importance of giving through helping friends and family
- Learn something new, even if we don't always get it right straight away
- To live in the moment and take notice of just how far you have come
Follow us on social media @gatesheadssp to find regular updates on the programme and you can find all video content on our Gateshead School Sport Partnership YouTube Channel here.
You can find a full summary of all #UNITE campaigns here and further details around each individual project below in case you missed them but would still like to give them a go.
You can find a full report on the #UNITE Virtual Events here.
DANCEUNITE was our virtual Dance Festival for 2020. This took place from 11th to the 15th May 2020 and we had over half of the schools in Gateshead involved with over 50 dance videos submitted to us of children taking part. You can still find all of the dance tutorials on our Youtube channel here.
If you missed #DANCEUNITE don't worry as you can still get involved! All of the #DANCEUNITE tutorials and videos are on our Youtube channel so you can go back and dance whenever you like!
You can find a full report on the #DANCEUNITE campaign here.
RUNUNITE was our second #UNITE campaign this summer. This took place from 15th to the 19th June 2020 and involved both schools and families in our community getting outside and running a mile a day! Each day there was a different theme linked to the 5 ways to wellbeing and you can still find all of the videos with your Virtual Running Buddies (Matt Bailey & Olympian Peter Bakare) on our Youtube channel here - so you can go back and run whenever you like!
You can find a full report on the #RUNUNITE campaign here.
SKIPUNITE was the last physical activity #UNITE campaign of the summer term. This took place from 6th July to 10th July 2020 and we had our friends Chris and Jodie from The Skipping School teaching you some new skipping skills through their virtual tutorials! Each day there were different skipping skills to learn through tutorial videos and activities linked to the 5 ways to wellbeing before your personal challenge day! You can find all of the #SKIPUNITE videos on our Youtube channel here.
Please don't forget to watch the Skills Introduction video before you get started and you can also find our #SKIPUNITE safety tips here.
Schools Support Document - For School Use Only
You can find a full report on the #SKIPUNITE campaign here.
WRITEUNITE was the first of our 'cultural' #UNITE campaigns and was launched on the 24th June. Local Author & Illustrator Liz Million was the special guest who launched the campaign. We asked school children from Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 to write a poem based on a sports day. This could be about a real sports day or one you had in your imagination! There were prizes for the winners and highly commended entries for each key stage, as well as prizes for the school which enagaged the most. If you still fancy giving this a try then you can find all of the videos on our Youtube Channel here. You can also find a Poem Template by following the link if you want to give it a try at home.
You can find a full report on the #WRITEUNITE campaign here.
DRAWUNITE was our second 'cultural' campaign and was launched on the 29th June. We asked school children to draw a poster of different physical activities people can do during this time of lockdown. This could be playing football in the garden or dancing in your living room! As with Write Unite, there were prizes for winners in each key stage and overall school winners for the most engagement.
If you missed #DRAWUNITE or you would like to give it another go then you can find the tutorial video on how to draw a poster of someone taking part in physical activity from children's illustrator and author Liz Million on our Youtube Channel here.
Template - please find a poster template here if you wish to use this.
Below are some helpful drawing resouces for children these were all drawn by Liz Million especially for the project.
You can find a full report on the #DRAWUNITE campaign here.
QUIZUNITE was the last of our #UNITE campaigns for summer 2020! This project officially launched on 14th July where Matt was back to tell you everything you needed to know about how you could get involved in QUIZUNITE on Friday 17th July!
QUIZUNITE was all about having fun on the last day of term, whether you were at home or at school! Don't worry if you missed it though as you can still find all of the 6 Round Videos as well as the whole quiz on the QUIZUNITE Playlist on our Youtube Channel here.
You can find the full summary details for #QUIZUNITE here.
You can find a full report on the #QUIZUNITE campaign here.
Social Media, Online Safety & Government Guidance
Updated Guidance For Keeping Children Safe Online
The Department for Education have recently updated their guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. The measures announced over recent weeks to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), although essential, have disrupted people’s day-to-day lives.
As a result of these necessary measures, almost all of us are likely to be spending more time online, including children. This guidance contains resources for parents and carers to help keep their children safe online.
COVID-19 Advice & Guidelines
Online Safety Reminder & Resources
We have also collated some great online safety resources for parents below to make it a little easier to ensure the kids are safe online!