Day 12 and the sun is shining.
I am in school today so I had to put on some work clothes. Seems like my trousers have shrunk over the last few weeks! I am going to have to dust off my bike and put in a few miles. I am missing swimming more than I realised!
Today, I am going to give you some ideas for activities that will help you to keep active with your children within your homes. Mr Hulks would love you to take a look at this link:
If you click on the Get Set Go – Home Learning link, you are taken to activities relating to the Tokyo Olympics (obviously now postponed). There is a ‘families’ button and you can then scroll down to the ‘home activities’ section. There are loads of activities and challenges to download and get involved with. You don’t have to login to access all of this. If you want to login and keep a record of your activities, you can find Castle Hill using our postcode CT19 6HG. Who will be first to register?!
Another site with lots of ideas for all ages and abilities is the Youth Sports Trust. If you follow this link, you will be able to scroll down to three sections of resources called PE Home Learning, Active Breaks and 60 Second Challenges. They are all suitable for doing at home with the family.
Keeping active is important for so many reasons. I would really recommend that you try to fit in some active sessions throughout your day. It has benefits for both our physical and mental health. It stimulates the blood flow to our muscles and our brain. This improves our strength and our ability to learn. Our hearts will thank us for it. The brain will release endorphins that will make us feel happier. Our sleep improves. As well as all of this, I think it is really important that we are getting involved along with our children, so that we are having fun together and creating memories that will stay with our children for the rest of their lives. No one else is going to see you having a go in your own home and your children will be so inspired.
I have also included some links and contact information so that you can keep up to date with what family support is on offer from the Children’s Centres and Youth Hub.
Youth Hub: https://www.facebook.com/folkestoneyouth/?ref=py_c
Tel: For any Children’s Centre or Youth Hub queries, please call the Folkestone & Hythe Early Help number 03000 411008.
We are starting to hear possible dates for schools reopening. As yet, there is nothing confirmed. Mr Talbot will let you know, when he knows something.
We are still missing you all and look forward to when we can be together again.
Take care, Emma