Educate Magazine - 2021-05-01


LSSP to hold summer events

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With the easing of the lockdown restrictions and the return of all pupils to school, summer is set to be a very busy and exciting time for LSSP and its members. First of all, with the news that junior sport can resume, LSSP is busy planning ‘Recovery Games’ – a wide range of fun and engaging events. The games will provide young people with the opportunity to rediscover the joy of meeting and challenging themselves and others, both physically and mentally. As Professor Barry Carpenter CBE, OBE, PhD, said: “The pandemic has had such a devastating impact on the social and emotional wellbeing of our children, causing high levels of mental distress. Active Recovery offers a positive and proactive route to recovery which builds physical fitness, stamina and social skills.” The games will follow both Government and National Governing Body ‘Return to Play’ guidance to ensure the events are safe and COVID-19 secure. Events will range from water sports, quidditch, football, Ultimate Frisbee, netball and athletics to name a few. Although LSSP is super excited to see all the smiling faces in person again, the team appreciates that not all schools or pupils will be able to get out and so, LSSP is working with colleagues from across Merseyside to continue to offer a number of virtual events as well. The first of which will take place on the morning of the 28 April with Paul, Liam and Stephen Smith who have kindly agreed to deliver a live boxing fitness session for Merseyside secondary schools, teaching some of the skills that made them World Champions, via Zoom – please contact your local School Games Organiser (SGO) to register. Taking place on the same day, LSSP will also officially launch the Sport England funded STT (school teacher training) programme. Sport England research shows that young people’s attitudes to sport and physical activity are shaped heavily by their experiences at school and having a bad experience of PE can put people off being active for life. Working in collaboration with St Margaret’s CE Academy and Redbridge High School, the aim of the programme is to give school staff the resources and training they need to engage all pupils in positive physical activity, hopefully leading to lifelong participation. If you are interested in finding out more information, please visit




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