Although fundamentally simple, healthy & active living needs to be learned!
Since 2013 GO Run For Fun has been a leading provider in free mass participation running events for primary school pupils. With over 260,000 pupils taking part in 2km events in the UK, Europe and USA.
GO Run For Fun offers a brand new pupil-led education programme which aims to help school children live happy, healthy lives through inspiring educational activities and resources, that will enhance their health and wellbeing now and into the future.
In 2017, 59 schools took part in the project, each receiving training for one staff member and two year-5 pupils. They also received a range of high quality innovative tools and resources, all with links to the National Curriculum to support the delivery of the programme back in school. The programme has the flexibility to be delivered at a time to suit each school/class with minimum teacher input. This could be during assembly, at break, lunchtime or in curriculum time. Schools involved are also invited to take part in one of GO Run For Fun’s world-class running events.
The GO Run For Fun Education Programme consists of six 'missions' to be delivered in primary schools by Special Agents (ideally year five pupils), who will be trained and given all the necessary tools to create a small support team back at school and confidently introduce the programme to other pupils across school. The six missions are suitable for use with all year groups, as resources/activities are differentiated.
Each Mission covers a different theme including;
Health and wellbeing
Endurance and fitness
Each of the above missions is supported by the following tools:
A teacher guide poster, that can be displayed in school
An interactive assembly presentations
A GO Run For Fun Dart animated video
A learning activity differentiated for all pupils to maximise engagement (e.g. an interactive activity, a physical activity)
A weekly individual pupil challenge, that the whole school can participate in, to support behaviour change
A mission tracker for pupils to record their achievements in the weekly challenge