In these unusual times St.Andrew’s pupils are showing the fantastic St.Andrew’s spirit, even with the necessary restrictions, by sharing their crazy keep fit ideas.
10 Fitness Challenges
Mrs Fenton set 10 fitness challenges which were original over 10 weeks.
Week 3 – Skipping
Week 6 – Hang Tight
Week 9 – Ab Workout
Week 1 Fitness Challenge
Week 4 – Circuit
Week 7 – Shuttle Run
Week 10 – Home Dodgeball
Week 2 – Throwing & Catching
Week 5 – Tennis Ball Challenge
Week 8 – Hoop Shoot
Chloe Bower (Nursery) did a trampoline challenge and raised money for Dove House.
Chloe proudly displays the ‘Thank you’ card that she received for her valiant effects.
You did brilliantly Chloe, Well Done
Miss Harrison submitted an example of her fitness challenge. This tracker map shows a 5km that she competed. This run was competed at race sped with Miss Harrison just missing out on her personal best by 15 seconds which was not bad as there was a lot of obstacles along the way.
Another tracked run submitted by Miss Harrison, this time a half marathon.
Miss Harrison’s time in December 2019 was 2:06:00 and this run was 1:56:07 which is a incredible 10 minutes faster in 4 months!
A tracker App was use again to map the exercise route that Luke completed for his fitness challenge. This time Luke completed a 5km walk for charity (NHS).
Our Healthy Bodies/Healthy Minds Crusade:
Our headteacher embarked on a 1,250 mile bike challenge to raise awareness of the increasing concerns over children’s health in today’s society…… Children’s health is increasingly at risk: National data show….. high rates of child obesity….. high rates of poor oral health…high rates of diabetes, cancers, heart conditions.
Exercise/keep fit levels consistently dropping, poor diet…. child anxiety, depression, mental health problems at an all-time high.
He was joined on part of his journey by pupils (and parents/relatives) of St Andrew’s who cycled 10 mile stretches.
However, due to the Coronavirus and the dedication of the NHS he has increased the mileage to 2,500miles.
There is nothing more important than a child’s health.
Good habits of healthy living can have long term benefits for the children we adore.
Love Your Body,
Love Your Mind.
1250 Mile Bike Challenge – Week One
1250 Mile Bike Challenge – Week Two
On Easter Sunday, which was to be the end of the 1,250 Challenge, Mr Huckstep ran a half marathon (with a teddy bear on his back).
Before the Coronavirus the half marathon was going to end with a final delivery to Acorn Ward at Hull Royal Infirmary, however, this had to be postponed.
The delivery will now take place at a later date.
To pay tribute to the incredible work that the NHS is performing in this crisis, the 1,250 miles has been extended to 2,500 miles.
‘The Rugby Football League, in partnership with the national social care charity, Community Integrated Care, and Leeds Rhinos Foundation have launched the #ActiveAtHome initiative, for everyone to keep active during this difficult time.
The #ActiveAtHome project is designed to help everyone keep active and improve their health and fitness in a safe environment during the current climate. The new initiative is inclusive to all so anyone can join in no matter what current level of fitness you may have.’ (Rugby Football League, 2020).
More information and free online resources can be found on www.rugby-league.com/active_at_home or by clicking on the links provided (Rugby League page open in a separate window).
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Isobelle-Hall shared this video as she trained to be a photo double for Sylvester Stallone in the Rocky films! Isobelle’s training partner guest appearing in this video was Isobelle’s dad. However, even though she loves it she reported that she had “achey arms” the next morning.
Alfie Newman shows his skills and strength off at eating while doing press ups.
Eva Rolfe (Right) competing on her fantastic home made garden assault course. Who says you only get wet on Mr Huckstep’s assault course!
Alfie Newman (Left) competing on his own home made Assault Course. He makes a different assault course each day, which does 3 times a day then on Friday he gets to make one for his parents using all his equipment that he has used throughout the week.
For Alfie’s challenge he designed a fitness routine that he completed dressed as a super hero.
He also designed a new challenge for Mr Huckstep, that he has to undertake dressed as a super hero .
Alfie really enjoyed making the video and had lots of laughs in the process.
He also wrote his exercises down just in case Mr Huckstep need them.
Mr Huckstep replied “I accept all his challenges (but I don’t put them on video)…he is keeping me mega fit. It’s like having my own personal trainer!”
Alfie Newman(Y2) is really into creating exercise ideas. He as sent in his morning exercise plan which he does everyday. He has even managed to get his mum and other family members to join in with him! Alfie really enjoys being the coach and even makes them redo the exercises if they don’t do them correctly. Alfie is keeping up with his rugby and football training because he loves his sports. He is so dedicated and his mum says “keeping up with his training is helping to keep his anxiety levels low”.
Lily Klopocka having fun keeping fit on her trampoline.
Max Bovill, Y3, is enjoying his burpees so much he’s singing along as he completes them.
Harrison McLane, Year 4, has devise a number of crazy activities to keep fit for his fitness challenge. He enjoyed these interesting ways to keep fit.
Jessica Fenton enjoying a home made game of dodgeball.
Amelia Raettig enjoying keeping fit with her ankle skip ball.
Mason and Dylan Wilson
Mason and Dylan have been undertaking various fitness activities to keep healthy while the have been off school.
Bethany’s, Miss Smith’s Y6 Albatross, mum designed and made of an obstacle course for Bethany . Bethany had fun but the course shattered mum!
Bertie, Bluebirds,did a sponsored 10k run in his back garden lfor his fitness challenge. The money raised went towards buying tunics for the NHS. Bertie has raised almost £200 to buy these much needed tunics. Bertie’s fundraising was featured in the Hull Daily Mail. To read more click on the following link.
As an alternative to Jo Wicks’ workout the Swallows were given a super daily challenge , incorporating a repeating action workout by Mrs Butler. This is an ideal way for younger children to stay fit and also incorporate their maths learning. This video is of Sophia Walpole enjoying her workout.
Isobelle Hall and Gracie Hall
This dance routine is performed by Isobelle Hall Y1 LB and Gracie Hall Y5 SL. The video is best watched in the dark.
Grace Chaytor Y1 LB participating in a keep fit obstacle course.
Bella and Pixie Thompson
A photograph montage of Hollie Smedley’s keeping fit while enjoying her fitness challenge. These exciting learning activities help Hollie to keep fit while learning her numbers and letters at the same time.