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Diabetes awareness

In Partnership with The Diabetes Football Community

In Partnership with The Diabetes Football Community

PROGRAMME FOCUS & OBJECTIVES

An introduction to diabetes

An introduction to diabetes

Pupils are introduced to exactly what diabetes is, with a focus on our main program areas: the different types, the risk factors, symptoms and lifestyle choices.

Dietary considerations to help management & prevention

Dietary considerations to help management & prevention

We focus on the relationship between sugar / glucose and living with Diabetes. We highlight the importance of sugar in our diet, foods which are high / low in sugar and how this impacts living with Diabetes.

Mental health, emotions & diabetes

Mental health, emotions & diabetes

We discuss the management of mental health, emotions and diabetes as well as the effects that challenges can have on us as human beings. We also look at the tools to manage our mental health, stress levels and the positive impact this can have.

Diabetes & lifestyle: What are the risk factors?

Diabetes & lifestyle: What are the risk factors?

We focus on the 3 main areas of lifestyle choices: Diet, Physical Activity and Mental Health. We look at the risk factors and also how to manage them effectively.

Invisible illness: what you see vs. What you don’t see

Invisible illness: what you see vs. What you don’t see

In this lesson we focus on the invisible illness: what a day in the life of someone living with diabetes would look like and the parts that we don’t see about managing diabetes.

The effects of exercise

The effects of exercise

We look at the benefits of physical activity and its impact when living with diabetes. We also focus on choosing a healthy lifestyle, how to achieve this and exercise options.

WHAT WILL AN ACTIVE MINDS LESSON LOOK LIKE?

1

Before the lesson begins we have provided a short Pre-Lesson Guidance Video for all of the educators to watch prior to delivering a lesson. The video is packed with information on today's subject, lesson resources, short videos on how to set up and play games.

2

Each lesson begins with the children watching a short video where we meet our friend George who introduces us to the week’s topic. This video is to be watched before the session begins and the key points that the video talks about can be used by the educator to revert back to while teaching the days topic.

3

Each lesson has been designed for children to work either on their own or in small groups. We find that circle time discussions are a great way to generate ideas and share knowledge whilst completing our worksheets or reverting back to the lesson video.

4

Time to get active! Each session comprises of 1-2 physically active tasks to further topic knowledge and understanding. These go hand in hand with the tasks on our worksheets and children must play the games to complete their worksheets. The games have been chosen and designed to be simple to set up, interactive and all inclusive and most of all great fun for the children to play while learning. Each game has different variations to challenge all levels of ability.

5

Your resources for each lesson include your lesson plan, activity cards to be collected during the main games and high quality, interactive worksheets to be used by children either on their own or in small groups. These are designed with the physically active games in mind and to extend and record learning.

6

Each programme comes with an individual Pre and Post questionnaire to assess learning and produce impact data reports. These are created using our analysis program that can be found on your online portal.

THE PORTAL IS YOUR GO-TO FOR ALL YOUR PREMIUM RESOURCES

Once you have purchased one of our programmes whether that be a one time purchase or an annual subscription you will gain access to your personalised portal. This is where you will find all of your premium resources some of which are listed below.

  • Personalised Dashboard with your programmes
  • High quality Lesson Resources
  • Online Data Analysis Form

FEATURES & BENEFITS

FEATURES & BENEFITS FOR YOUR CHILD

  • Aids memory & learning retention

    Findings suggest that participating in physical activity during PE lessons facilitates immediate and longer term memory.

  • Blends movement with traditional learning activities

    Each lesson has specific and measurable aims and objectives beyond physical activity which teach children about mental health, diabetes and nutrition.

  • Helps to meet UK government childhood obesity strategies for ‘Active’ Lessons

    Each lesson meets the government objectives set out in the School Sport and Activity Action Plan for a minimum of 30 mins of physical activity per day within schools.

  • Improves behaviour & focus in the classroom

    Almost immediately after engaging in physical activity, children are better able to concentrate on classroom tasks, which can enhance learning.

  • Maintains a healthy weight and boosts energy levels

    Studies confirmed the public health potential of high quality, school-based PA interventions for increasing PA and fitness in healthy school aged children.

  • Better immediate and long term academic performance

    A review on the mental and intellectual benefits associated with schoolbased physical activity programmes found that the significant positive effects were seen when children engaged in aerobic physical activity.

  • Makes students feel good

    Review articles have found a connection between physical activity and beneficial effects for reduced depression, decreased anxiety and increased selfesteem.

  • Develops confidence and social skills

    Evidence suggests physical activity can provide positive benefits to children’s self-esteem and at the same time facilitate motivation.

FEATURES & BENEFITS FOR YOUR SCHOOL

  • Follow RHE & Health Education government guidelines

    High quality, evidence-based lessons specifically designed in accordance with the latest RHE guidelines to ensure your school meets all governmental demands.

  • Helps to meet Ofsted personal development & welfare guidance

    Enhances pupil confidence, resilience and education so that they have the knowledge and tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  • Designed for year 1 to year 6

    The programme has been written to ensure it is age appropriate and developmentally suitable for each age group in your school.

  • Intervention or year group activity focus

    Each programme is tailored to your school’s exact needs. Whether that be sessions focused on a whole year group or small group intervention lessons to hit a specific target.

  • Helps to meet government daily target of 30 mins physical activity!

    Gets pupils learning in a physically active environment and promotes understanding of how to keep physically healthy, eat healthily and maintain an active lifestyle.

  • Individual progress data for each student

    Data is collected from each lesson to produce individual reports displaying impact data and demonstrating effective use of school budgets to meet Ofsted progress requirements.

  • Helps to demonstrate excellent use of pupil premium & PESS budgets

    Raise attainment levels, close the gap and meet targets for physical health, mental wellbeing and provide opportunities for pupils to engage in a healthy, active lifestyle.

  • Online resources, support and face to face training

    All resources are available online for instant lessons, as well as face-to-face training by our highly qualified team and ongoing company support.

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Looking for a PHYSICALLY ACTIVE health program your educators can deliver that works towards OFSTED and RSE curriculum targets?
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– Diabetes Awareness
– Mental health and emotional resilience
– Nutrition and Healthy Eating

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