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[2nd May 2019]

The Power of an Active School
Active Kids Do Better

Nike, Youth Sport Trust & Discovery Education host free professional development event for local primary school teachers.

Primary school teachers from across the region are invited to a special free after-school professional development event at ISA House in Great Chesterford next week, Thursday 9th May.

Hosted by Nike, the Youth Sport Trust and Discovery Education, The Power of an Active School will help schools to develop an active culture, by sharing strategies and best practice with other teachers.

Today in the UK, only one in five kids get the recommended 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity they need each day. The Power of an Active School will help teachers to increase physical activity throughout the school day in a bid to boost pupils’ health and academic achievement.

Led by Alison Sturla from children’s charity The Youth Sport Trust, the event will show teachers how they can build an active school culture and meet the Government’s new Childhood Obesity Plan. Aiming for 30 active minutes in school every day, the event will offer ideas for reducing sedentary behaviour and increasing physical activity levels in classroom lessons.

The Power of an Active School is part of the nationwide Active Kids Do Better programme, which supports teachers, parents and pupils to make small changes to increase movement and play every day.

Launched in February 2018 by Nike and Discovery Education, Active Kids Do Better now reaches thousands of teachers in hundreds of primary schools across the UK. Some of the schools taking part have received special visits from Nike Olympic athletes, and in July over 3000 parents, teachers and children were invited to attend the Muller Anniversary Games as part of the initiative.

The Power of an Active School take places on Thursday 9th May from 4pm – 5.30pm at ISA House, 5-7 Great Chesterford Court, Great Chesterford, Essex CB10 1PF.

The event is FREE and suitable for all primary based staff.

Book your place here: www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk/events

This is the first in a series of 9 professional development events taking place in London, Reading and Birmingham during June and July. Details and booking here: www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk/events

Find out more about Nike and Discovery Education’s Active Kids Do Better programme. Visit the new website and register your school here: www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk

About Discovery Education

As the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12 classrooms worldwide, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional learning, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the globe. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement.

Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.co.uk.

About Nike Community Impact

Nike believes in the power of sport to unleash human potential and build community. We fuel this belief through Made to Play, our commitment to getting kids moving through play and sport so that they can lead healthier, happier and more successful lives. Together with community partners and our employees around the world, we’re designing innovative solutions to get more than 14 million kids playing, running and jumping their way to a brighter future. Find out more about Nike's commitment to getting kids moving and providing opportunities for equal playing fields for all at communityimpact.nike.com.