This week I attended the Kent and Medway PE Conference at the Kent Show ground. The day was full of useful information and resources which we are hoping to make use of over the coming months.
An important piece of information to share with you is the Active 30:30 initiative introduced by the goverment. In a bid to help with the growing obesity problem in children the government would like children to be active for at least 1 hour a day ( this is on top of their curriculum PE sessions. Thirty minutes at school and thirty at home. With out Mile Run, active playtimes and active lessons we are achieving the school based thirty minutes. I know the majority of our children are extremely active with after school clubs, sport training, cubs, scouts etc but if you would like any ideas on getting your children more active please feel free to come and talk to me.
The guest speaker was retired 100 m sprinter Jeanette Kwakye. Jeanette surpassed all expectations by coming 6th in the 2008 Olympic finals,; she was rated 33rd in the world at the time. Following this success she hoped for further success at the London 2012 Olympics but despite her every effort she suffered from injuries that ended her competitive career. Jeanette refocused and is now a successful Sports presenter and a Key figure in the Youth Sports Trust.