Move & Learn – A rigorous programme designed by experts

The Move and Learn Project is a school-based educational programme for children in year 5. It aims to encourage physical activity, promote nutritional education and build awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle.

One in five children in Derby are already carrying excess weight by age 4-5, and by age 10-11 the figure has risen to over a third. With the increase in fast food restaurants in the city, Derby County Community Trust are working in partnership with Derby City Council and other agencies to support children and young people to opt for healthier choices both in school and outside of school. In addition, with the decline in physical activity amongst this target audience, the Move and Learn programme aims to tackle both issues in a fun and enjoyable way, ensuring it engages the children who would not normally participate.

Over six consecutive weeks…

45 minutes: classroom learning

Covering a range of health and well-being subjects:

  • Exercise and fitness
  • The body
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Hydration

Students receive health and activity
information cards
each week

45 minutes: physical activity

Students participate in a range of indoor and outdoor sports:

  • Football
  • Handball
  • Dodgeball

Activities have been developed in partnership with National Governing Bodies

Having a positive impact

97% would recommend the Move & Learn programme to other schools / colleagues
97% felt children had a better understanding of the importance of physical activity
96% felt children would have a more positive attitude towards nutrition in the future
94% returned a positive response when asked “How do you feel about trying new foods?”
98% returned a positive response when asked “How do you feel about exercising?”

For more information or to book your Year 5 classes onto the programme contact: [email protected]

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