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What is PhysiFUN

PhysiFUN is a card-based activities pack, focusing on ‘Physical Fundamentals’ and developed to support schools to motivate and engage their least active pupils.

It's a great way to implement some of the key ideas from the Change4Life programme and is a core part of the countywide ASM campaign designed to exploit the power of physical activity to improve wellbeing.

How it works

PhysiFUN provides an easy way to target inactive or disengaged pupils 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 additional funding to create a fun, vibrant and exciting activity sessions, which give young people the confidence and competence to take part. It also provides a fantastic leadership opportunity for KS2 pupils (see below).

Please contact your local Active Schools Lead to find out more.

PhysiFUN card pack. PhysiFUN Fundamentals. PhysiFUN is an ABC (agility, balance, coordination) fitness initiative based on the principle of fun, fair, safe and simple activities.

1. PhysiFUN Resource Card Pack:

  • 50 easy to follow activities to get your pupils moving. Tried and tested with Key Stage 2 and 1 pupils
  • Split into suggested easy games (5 mins); warm-up & cool down (10 mins); health / healthy eating related (10-15 mins); challenges (10-15 mins); and focus activities (10-30 mins)
  • Each card outlines the Space, Task, Equipment and People needed to run the activity on the reverse side, with additional ideas for adaptations 
  • The activity pack is available to purchase for only £50 by emailing Lee Bessent

2. PhysiFUN Champions Training:

A 2.5-hour training session for budding young leaders in Years 4 - 5. Provides an understanding of the components needed to deliver great games to the least active pupils in their schools.  

  • Recognise different activity levels
  • Understand and promote the benefits of physical activity on the body and mind
  • Tips on teaching using the Mr NEDD method (name/aim, explain, demonstrate, deliver)
  • Understand how to engage inactive peers through “great” games
  • Learn how to apply ‘fun, fair, safe and simple’ delivery method using PhysiFUN activity cards

How to deploy your PhysiFUN Champions in school

  1. Deliver PhysiFUN activities with a focus on targeted inactive pupils in a range of ways
  2. Raise the profile of PE and school sport across the school – assemblies, newsletter articles
  3. Collate activity data to measure impact on participants
  4. Lead celebration events for their PhysiFUN peers

Actve School members: £155 for up to 12 leaders
Non members: £185 for up to 12 leaders

3. Developing Healthy Active Lifestyles School Training:

A whole day head teacher and/or lead teacher training course that will help your school to improve the health and wellbeing of your pupils. The training incorporates PhysiFUN. Provides ideas on how to implement this alongside other quick wins and sustainable improvements that link to the 5 key indicators of the sports premium.

N.B. Discount availble for Active School members.

4. Active Play through PhysiFUN:

Three hour practical course designed to help lunchtime supervisors, teaching assistants and other adults to support the delivery of playground activities and use positive playtime environments to engage the least active pupils.  

Learners will be able to:

  • Understand how and why structured play can benefit the least active pupils
  • Confidently deliver games using PhysiFUN resource cards and principles
  • Nurture sports leaders to assist and act as role models
  • Understand the benefits of physical activity and mental health & wellbeing
  • Effectively identify the right pupils for activity and track their participation
  • Make all activity inclusive

Potential impact on your pupils

  1. More positive behaviour thanks to the increase in structured activity 
  2. Improved social interaction between children 
  3. Can help build self confidence and boost mental health 
  4. More engaged young (sports) leaders 

Active Schools Members central venue training - £125 per person. Non Active School Member - £155 per person

Inset / twilight training

If you have more than six members of staff for this training, an inset or twilight session may be more suitable. The course can take up to 15 attendees and costs are:

Active Schools Members - £325. Non Active School Member - £390

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5. PhysiFUN Fitbags

A perfect solution to engage your pupils in physical activity whilst they are at home, whether used as long or short term (eg weekend) loans.

With figures showing child inactivity at a higher rate than pre-pandemic, our Fitbags provide schools and PE Leads the opportunity to reach those most in need and help foster a love of physical activity.

Comes with a pack of PhysiFUN at home cards to encourage play straight out of the bag.

What's included

  • Inflatable ball
  • 6 rainbow balls
  • 8 cones
  • 8 bean bags
  • 2 paddle bats
  • 6 rubber balls
  • 4 floor spots
  • @home game cards

PhysiFUN fitbags cost £30 each or 5 for £140. For more details or to order some for your school please email Lee Bessent