As a result of the very challenging times faced by the Greswold school community, and the country as a whole, over the past year, it's easy to understand why children, young people and adults haven't been as active as usual. Therefore, this website page is dedicated to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and getting everyone active again, not only for the physical benefits it will bring, but for the positive impact regular exercise can have on our mental wellbeing too.
Year 6 Play Leaders have arrived!
Now that the children have been supplied with wonderful new lunchtime equipment, all funded by the PTA, it's a good job we have year 6 playleaders to help them get used to it. The play leaders will also instigate lunchtime games for younger children too.
The Sustainable Travel Team at Solihull Council have asked us to publicise the Bike It Solihull events taking place in March and April 2022. The document below lists all the fun activities cycle-loving families can take part in!
Being active in school
The Commonwealth Boxing Bonanza! February 2022
All Greswold pupils took part in a Boxing Bonanza masterclass lead by Commonwealth Boxing hopeful, Jerry-Lee from Solihull! If your child would like to take part in a free Combat Sport session and Solihull Combat Centre on Vulcan Road, please click the link below.
Active Maths Day
A few examples above of children combining Maths learning with keeping active. For more photos of our very successful Active Maths Day, please click on the following link:
Our Daily Mile challenge day was a huge success. Mrs Scott even managed to join nearly every class in the school for their challenge! Well done everyone.
We've had our main school field marked up ready for even more activities to keep the school community active. An athletics track and rounders pitch is now ready to use along with a clearly marked route for our Daily Mile challenge. Another example of ecouraging the whole school community to be active.
Pupils from Oaks in year 5 doing their Daily Mile. School have purchased a new large digital timer for the children to time and challenge themselves. Members of staff are also taking part. Even Mr Hornsey is having a go once a week, albeit quite slowly!!
Pupils from Wrens in year 3 having an energetic Brain Break with the parachute and enjoying lots of fun at the same time!
More examples of Greswold pupils being active in and around school. It's been wonderful to see all the scooter pods and bike stands completely full on a daily basis, showing just how many pupils are travelling to school in an active and healthy manner.
Being active outside of school
Try a fun, healthy and sustainable way to travel. Cycle hire makes travelling around the region super flexible for you. Get your first ride free by clicking on this link for details: https://www.wmcyclehire.co.uk/
This next link is perfect for planning a bike ride with your family. It contains routes ranging from 3 to 30 miles long situated within Solihull and Birmingham: https: //letsride.co.uk/routes/search?location=B91+2AZ&lat=52.4236245&lng=-1.7817368&radius=10&distance_min=0&distance_max=40
Although the Active Parks project has now finished, this still useful document below provides a list of all local parks in Solihull and Birmingham to visit.
Eva in year 3 has been staying active out of school by raising money for Cancer Research by running a kilometre a day for 30 days. She initally set herself a target of raising £100 but is currently 21 days into the challenge and has already raised £375!
Well done Eva, your family, friends and everyone at Greswold are super proud of you.
Information for families about getting active out of school
Arush in Y6 has recently completed a 10km run along with his dad at Tudor Grange park. His family have shared their achievements below which was part of the " Guinness World Record" official attempt for most users to complete a remote 10km in 24hrs. Well done Arush and his family. You are a definite role model for everyone at Greswold.
The following link is for The Active Recovery Hub, a website which provides schools and families with easy access to free ideas and resources which help to promote being active before, during and after the school day:
Even though summer has now sadly passed, the link below still contains useful information and community links for staying active outside of school.
Upcoming events to help inspire us all to get active!