Active Schools Commonwealth Games Event
Posted: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 17:01
Our first 'Active Schools Commonwealth Games' event was held via Zoom on Monday 12th October 2020 and attracted 70 "live" participants from schools across the city.
The event was aimed at Head Teachers and senior staff within schools, and included an update from Ian Reid, Chief Executive of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games about the current planning of Birmingham 2022. Also included in the event was an update from the Association for Physical Education (afPE) regarding the importance of planning for PE, school sport and physical activity at this current time and the launch of the 'Pathway to Podium' initiative which recognises and encourages schools' contribution to physical activity.
The event was recorded and is available for anyone that was unable to join us or those wishing to revisit parts of the event.
Pathway to Podium, an initiative endorsed by United by Birmingham 2022, is a new initiative to recognise and encourage schools' contribution to PE, school sport and physical activity. The initiative is now open to all schools across the city and is designed as a developmental tool for schools to embed physical activity in all areas of the school, thus providing further opportunities for children and young people to be active for a minimum of 60 minutes every day. Any schools wishing to get involved can visit www.sportbirmingham.org/pathway-to-podium for further information.
The event was also an opportunity to celebrate some of the great work that is taking place within primary schools across the city with our Primary PE & Sport Premium Awards 2020. The winning schools this year were Oasis Academy Blakenhale J&I School (Whole School Improvement), Clifton Primary (Upskilling Staff) and Woodthrope J&I School (Physical activity and health enhancing initiatives).
For any further support connected to our work with schools please speak to one of the team via firstname.lastname@example.org