Two initiatives have been released aiming to support schools by opening their facilities and offering greater opportunities for physical activity. The “Use Our School” initiative from Sport England aims to support schools in opening their facilities to the community. It offers practical solutions, real-life examples, and downloadable resources to help schools make their facilities available to the local community.
The initiative provides tips and guidance for schools looking to open up their facilities, and it is part of a broader effort to promote physical education and sports in schools. Announced in January, The Sure Breaking Limits Programme offers free curriculum-linked physical education (PE) resources for both primary and secondary schools in the UK.
The program aims to help students build confidence, break down barriers, and lead active lives through a series of flexible wellbeing and teamwork activities. The resources are designed to be easy to deliver and require no specialist knowledge, covering topics such as movement, inclusivity, and accessibility.
It includes materials for classrooms, gyms, and assemblies and is supported by sport and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) experts. The initiative is developed by the National Schools Partnership and is available for key stage 2 and 3 students. It features an assembly video with Perri Kiely from the dance group Diversity, providing a high-energy and ready-to-use resource for schools.
To access the resources, click here.