PhysiFUN (Physical Fundamentals) is a card-based activities pack developed to support schools in engaging their least active pupils. It's a great way to introduce some of the key ideas from the Change4Life programme and links well to the countywide PALSS initiative.
PhysiFUN provides an easy way to target inactive students and help motivate them to become more physically active, using simple structured activities to develop agility, coordination, balance and fitness.
It requires minimal teacher input and no funding to create a fun, vibrant and exciting activity club which gives young people the confidence and competence to take part. It also provides a fantastic leadership opportunity for KS2 pupils.
Please contact your local Active Schools lead to find out more including:
1. The PhysiFUN Resource Cards pack - 50 easy to follow activities to get your pupils moving
2. PhysiFUN (pupil) training: A practical course to improve pupils’ ability to run an inclusive activity session. Using simple multi-skill activities and a robust delivery method, sessions engage all abilities, particularly the least active. This training will enable new and aspiring Leaders in Years 4-6 to support and run activity sessions that can be used in a variety of settings, including establishing a PhysiFUN club.
3. Developing Healthy Active Lifestyles CPD: A 3 hour teacher training course that will help you to improve the health and wellbeing of your pupils , incorporating PhysiFUN and providing ideas for how to implement it. (Discount for Active School members.)
Please see below for case studies of Change4Life/PhysiFUN clubs successfully running in Surrey Primary schools and the positive impact they are having on participants.