Let's Get Active!

As part of our focus on the wellbeing of children and staff, we are very excited to launch our ‘Let’s Get Active!’ Challenge 2021.

As a healthy school, we are encouraging all members of our school community to get involved in this challenge. Being physically active has many benefits, including developing fitness and a healthy body, improving mental health and self-esteem, reducing stress and anxiety, providing fun and enjoyment, and helping with sleep.

Our aim will be to collectively travel, by either walking, running, scooting or cycling, to Uganda, which is approximately 10,000km from Standish. The challenge will commence on Thursday 1st April 2021, which is the first day of the Easter Holiday, and end on Monday 7th June 2021, which is the first day back at school after the May Half Term Holiday.

We are encouraging children and families to engage in a form of physical activity, such as a walk, run, scoot or cycle, and using a fitness tracking device or app, email a screenshot (and photo or selfie!) to challenge@saintwilfrids.wigan.sch.uk , including your child’s name, class, form of physical activity (walk, run, scoot or cycle) and distance travelled in kilometres. Please also share your participation in the challenge by Tweeting @St_Wilfrids_CE as we would love to see you getting active and having fun!

We will log the data and track the collective distance travelled across our school. We will be celebrating individual, class and whole school achievements throughout the challenge and we will share your progress on this webpage.

As part of our ongoing learning about being Global Citizens, we intend to have a fundraising event at the end of the challenge, which will take place on Friday 11th June 2021, in support of The Molly and Paul Child Care Foundation where our friends from The Pearl of Africa Gospel Choir are based. We will be presenting awards to individual children and classes for their engagement and successes.

We hope that you get involved and enjoy our ‘Let’s Get Active!’ Challenge.

Office Contact: Mrs P Jackson

St Wilfrid's Church of England

Primary Academy.

Rectory Lane, Standish,

Wigan WN6 0XB

Tel: 01257423992

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