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Building Resilience - Get Active

Today we launched unit 7 of Building Resilience: Get Active

This unit explores the themes of:

  •  Being active is not only good for the body but also for the mind
  •  I have a range of hobbies and interests that I enjoy doing
  •  Doing anything new involves taking a risk

Skipper told us that he was not in the mood to do anything and just wanted to sit in his boat. As a school, we spoke about how endorphins in our body help us feel good and that these endorphins are released with exercise. When we are feeling glum and can’t be bothered doing anything, this is actually the best time to get up and move! We did a whole school dance to ‘I Like to Move It’ and learned some new moves with Sid’s shuffle (below) – it was a lot of fun!

Children have been set the challenge of trying something new for 30 days. This will be sent home as homework on Monday 10th of February. Did you know it takes 30 days to form a new habit? The children of Kirknewton do and will be sharing how they are getting on with this challenge on Friday 6th March.


Good luck families! For more information on getting active, see the attachments and links below.


Get Active Home Activity              Get Active Parent and Carer Leaflet

Try something new for 30 days

The Benefits of Physical Activity


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