5K Interschool Running Challenge – By John Mansfield
The staff at Phoenix Park and Sevenhills Academy have been spending their lockdown period keeping active and taking part in a series of physical activity and PE
themed ‘1 minute challenges’.
Staff have been able to submit as many entries as they wish with the aim of scoring as many points as possible. All of the challenges are able to be completed with basic household items and range from juggling potatoes to creating a ‘mouse trap’ with a laundry basket. These have been sent to staff who could challenge members of their household during the early stages of lockdown and also demonstrated to learners via our online learning platforms. The response has been incredible, with a total of 361 entries sent in from a wide variety of staff, learners, family and close friends.
As the ‘1 minute challenges’ have entered the final stretch and are approaching the final 50th challenge, we have decided (in collaboration with Beacon Academy after their successful PE department marathon) to roll out a 5K challenge (FA5T) for all across the four sites to re-encourage some friendly competition and further promote physical activity and personal wellbeing.
The response and interest has been astounding with so many taking advantage of the great outdoors of Cleethorpes and Grimsby and with still a further 2.5 days remaining in the challenge (at the time of writing) we have had a combined 188 entries from 65 different members of staff with a total of 940km covered already!
We would welcome additional schools wishing to join us in the fun for future events to get in touch. The staff at Phoenix Park and Sevenhills Academy have been spending their lockdown period keeping active and taking part in a series of physical activity and PE themed ‘1 minute challenges’.
We have had a combined 188 entries from 65 different members of staff with a total of 940km covered already!
Wellspring Runners By Dom Fenner
In current times it is especially important to maintain positive mental health and wellbeing. Physical activity releases endorphins, which assist in making your mood better, raise your energy levels, self-esteem, reduce anxiety and can even help you to have better sleep. All of these help to maintain a good emotional and mental health. At Wellspring we have our own inclusive community of runners connected on Strava app. If you would like to join us please contact Dom Fenner –
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