This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Senior Programme Officer for Public Health Tim Howells, for the attention of all schools.
Children are returning to school after weeks of lockdown that has compromised their fitness, diet and potentially their cognition and learning. Unlike the previous return in September last year, vaccination and a clear pathway to the easing of restrictions offers a much more positive future.
The council has invested in growing and developing the Active Movement programme to better support schools. There is a now a tailored offer to schools as part of the “return to school”. This is called ‘Active Return – Moving Forward’, it is designed to increase activity levels in and out of the classroom, help children re-socialise, support learning, improve nutritional behaviour and continue COVID protection within every child’s daily routine without burdening teachers or compromising teaching time.
A campaign plan, teacher training and communication resources have already been supplied to launch this campaign backed by the constant support and supervision of the Active Movement team.
If you haven’t received the “Active return” plan, or if you wish to start Active Movement yourself, then please contact Peter directly on - firstname.lastname@example.org . This is a free service and programme provided by the Public Health team.