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Creating Active Schools in Calderdale – Early Impact in Two Trailblazing Schools

Friday 7th January 2022

Creating Active Schools in Calderdale began with staff training in 12 Phase 1 Trailblazer schools in the Summer term of 2021. With the goal of supporting pupils to be active whenever possible and utilising Physically Active Learning to improve learning, attainment, attendance and behaviour, and with input from the whole staff, each school produced a bespoke action plan, individual to each school, which was implemented during the Autumn Term of 2021.

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My Cycling Dream Becomes A Reality

Friday 26th November 2021

by Ifeoma Isife

I have a son, now 7 years old. I am the main carer and I take him out to ride his bike alongside other activities. I always walk behind while he is on his bike and most times, he would say ‘C’mon mummy walk fast’ or ‘you can’t catch me’ sort of phrase to make me close the gap between us or walk faster. Cycling with my son is the main motivation, his current phrase now is ‘I’m faster than you’ whenever he cycles past me.

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The Calderdale Active Schools Journey - The First 6 Months

Thursday 11th November 2021

In April 2021, Active Calderdale launched the Creating Active Schools programme, an initiative designed to help children to become fitter and healthier for life by being more active in and around the school day. Presentations were made at meetings of primary and secondary Headteachers with invitations for Expressions of Interest; the number of enquiries received far exceeded expectations and it was clear that there was an appetite for this programme to be implemented in Calderdale’s schools.

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Reflecting on the last six months of Active Calderdale: October 2021

Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Twice a year Dr Alexandra Potts, our Evaluation Lead from Leeds Beckett University, reports back to Sport England on the learnings, progress, and challenges we have experienced over the previous six months in our bi-annual Process Evaluation Report. It offers a point of reflection and an opportunity to help shape the next six months and the direction we take.

Moving away from traditional reports, this Process Evaluation submission covers three things we want to celebrate, share, explore with others, and what we are doing next. Specifically, we want to;

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Meet & Move – Walking Meetings

Thursday 8th July 2021

When we meet, can we move? That’s the question that we are asking every organisation in Calderdale this summer. We’re asking this because we believe that when we move, we’re stronger – and walking meetings are a great way to get started for many.

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The Kramblers in Calderdale: When we move, we’re stronger

Thursday 8th July 2021

When I moved to the UK in 2001 I felt like I lost everything. I joined this group, now I feel like I’m back to a child again, and I'm so happy 

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When we come on a walk we're not on our phones, not on our social media - the whole world's problems are left behind

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