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23rd February 2021

JU:MP Information and News

In 2019, Beckfoot Allerton became one of the many schools from North Bradford involved in the JU:MP project. JU:MP believe that all children should have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits that moving and playing brings, and as a school we share the same ethos. Sport England are investing up to £8 million of Lottery Investment in the JU:MP programme over the next five years to evaluate the impact of taking a whole systems approach to physical activity. Born in Bradford, a research programme hosted at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, are leading the pilot on behalf of Active Bradford. JU:MP aims to test and learn more about what helps children aged 5 – 14 years and their families to be active. We feel honoured as a school to be part of something so exciting and inspiring!

Research has shown that low levels of physical activity during childhood and adolescence can have a negative impact on children and young people’s academic achievements, social abilities and life skills, as well as their health. Born in Bradford data has shown that 77% of 5-11 year olds don’t do the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each day and 38% leave primary school overweight or obese. Being active doesn’t only improve children’s physical health, but also their emotional wellbeing, meaning that active children are more confident and happier.

The main aim is to encourage our whole school community including teachers, parents and other external stakeholders to consider physical activity in everything we do. All levels and systems have a crucial role to play, from policy, to teacher training, to pupils and their families, our continued work with JU:MP helps us to monitor this and the funding allows us to creative an active environment for each and every child at our school. Some of the exciting things we have planned include:

· New balance bikes and scooters to promote active travel.

· Playground markings and a daily mile track to help make break and lunchtimes active and purposeful.

· Outdoor classroom experiences.

· A new, revised curriculum for PE across school

· Active classroom based activities to ensure that even wet play times are used to their full advantage!

You can see the full breakdown of our spending plans and previous spending on our Creating Active Schools document. This document is also in place to support us in our journey to becoming as active as possible. It looks, in detail, at what offer we currently provide for children during core lessons, PE lessons, breaks, lunches and after school. Please note the document is based on the current Covid 19 restrictions, and we are certain that we will be able to offer more to our pupils when infection rates in the area are lower…

… But, JU:MP doesn’t stop at the school gates! Whilst you are at home, it is important for you and your family to keep moving as best you can. This is because moving and playing helps people to be

happy, healthy and sleep better. We know it can be difficult to think of things to do whilst being at home all day – so we want to help! Visit https://jumpathome.org/ for lots of new ideas to get involved with, either on your own or with the whole family! Please also remember to check class dojo and twitter for the new weekly JU:MP challenges! These provide active activities for both in and outdoors.

 There is also some fabulous work taking place down at Pity Beck, in the coming months we will see more walking and accessibility routes around the beck, and even a picnic area!

Please click here to read our implementation plan.

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