Inspiring a culture of movement and learning beyond the classroom


Morning Keynotes

The morning keynote topics aimed at Headteachers will include the following speakers and topics

  • Beyond the PE Lesson – Movement and activity driving whole school improvement. A keynote address by Sue Wilkinson - Chief Executive of the Association for Physical Education (AfPE)
  • The power of outdoor learning - how learning outdoors can boost attainment as well as improve wellbeing. This topic will be delivered by North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning Service
  • The evidence for change - how do we know this works. Colleagues from Public Health England will present on the latest insights and evidence about the benefits of being active on areas such as behaviour, sleep and mental wellbeing.
  • The role of leadership using physical activity and movement as a foundation for learning. Hear from a fellow North Yorkshire Headteacher how and why they place a huge importance on being active with their pupils
  • Does Active Learning Really Work? Or is it Just a Gimmick? This keynote will explore the myths and consider the global research - sharing practical ideas to try in your setting. Bryn Llewellyn former headteacher and Dr Vic Archibold senior lecturer in the psychology of physical activity (PA) and health

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Afternoon workshops

Workshop 1 - Learning beyond the classroom through physically active learning

School for all children should be an inspirational place to learn and play, hear how movement based learning is used across the whole school curriculum in an enjoyable alternative to classroom based learning. Hear from former teacher and Headteacher Bryn Llewellyn, founder of Tagtiv8 active learning.

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Workshop 2 - Physical activity and sport supporting transition to secondary school.

Hear about the newly launched 'Move On' transition toolkit and have the opportunity to share and learn with other schools ways to use physical activity to support transition at this challenging time for young people. Workshop delivered by North Yorkshire Sport

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Workshop 3 - The School Games - More than competition.

Hear about how the School Games is an educationally powerful programme which supports young people. Workshop delivered by Youth Sport Trust and the North Yorkshire School Games Organisers

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Workshop 4 - Physical activity breaks, enhancing children's learning and emotional wellbeing

One to two exercise breaks contributing towards improved learning, better SATS results and reduced anxiety. Hear from North Yorkshire Schools on how they are doing things and that also contribute toward 30 active minutes a day for young people. Workshop delivered by North Yorkshire Sport and school leaders from North Yorkshire Schools.

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