School Activities

Setting Up a Health Day for Trainee Teachers

Opal Programme - Supporting better, healthier play & learning in schools

OPAL is all about achieving a total `cultural change’ within a school, moving from an attitude that dismisses play as an inconvenience and a risk, to a whole-hearted belief by all staff in the benefits of active, rich, varied and challenging playtimes for all children. The programme will inevitably fail without the full commitment and constant support of the Headteacher.

Funding Opportunities

The Dept. for Health has confirmed that the Sport Premium for schools can be used for active play initiatives (such as the OPAL programme) that promote the development of a healthy lifestyle.
Please click HERE to download the OPAL Booklet

Children's Obesity - Potential Funding Streams

Sport England Community Sport Activation Fund related documents can also be found via this link to the Sport England website:

How to apply for the Sport England small grants scheme:

Food Net

Food Net deliver a range of health promotion services to public and professionals. All of Food Net’s activity aims to increase knowledge of healthier eating and build the confidence of clients to convert their knowledge into practical actions for a healthier lifestyle. Food Net offer a range of training to various professionals including Children’s Centres, Nurseries, health professionals, and Schools . Visit their website:

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