Healthier Futures Barnsley

When we think about being active and moving, it's all too easy to start thinking it has to be something big like going to a gym or running a marathon. But it doesn’t have to be those things. Whilst those are great for some people, being active and moving more means different things to different people. The important thing is that being active and moving is right for you, something you enjoy and fits into your lifestyle.

Being active can be whatever you want it to be. It doesn’t have to include hours of sweating for it to have huge benefits such as:

  • feeling more energetic
  • sleeping better
  • being more confident
  • improved mood
  • generally feeling happy

As long as it gets your heart beating a bit faster and makes you breathe a bit harder then it all counts.

Visit What's Your Move for some ideas about how to get moving.

Resources for all ages

Resource Organisation Description
Free activity resources Youth Sport Trust Free resources and sports activities for schools.
What is a healthy lifestyle? BBC Details about good health and balanced diets.
Physical activity booklet Healthy Schools Guidance for schools who wish to promote physical activity,
What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity? GOV.UK Ways to increase physical activity in schools.
Physical activity guidelines for children and young people NHS How much physical activity children and young people aged 5 to 18 should do to keep healthy.
Physical education, physical activity and sport in schools UK Parliament Research briefing about PE and sport in schools.
Safe and active travel initiatives for schools Barnsley Council Promote and support active travel and road safety.

Resources for primary

Resource Organisation Description
Physical education resources Edufund UK A range of PE resources.
Shake Up - active school day resources PHE Fun, bite-sized activities for pupils to have some fun on an active journey with their favourite characters.
Physical and mental wellbeing lesson plan Mentally Healthy Schools How looking after our physical health can have a positive impact on our mental wellbeing.
Obesity, healthy eating and physical activity in primary schools GOV.UK Actions schools are taking to reduce childhood obesity.
Physical and mental wellbeing lesson plan PHE Year 6 lesson plan for physical and mental wellbeing.

Resources for secondary

Resource Organisation Description
KS3 PE activities Youth Support Trust Secondary PE activities with a downloadable learning cards.
Sleep – KS3 and KS4 lesson plan PHE Benefits of good quality sleep and ways to get a better quality sleep.
Physical and mental wellbeing – KS3 and KS4 lesson plan PHE How looking after our physical health can have a positive impact on our mental wellbeing.