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Monday 11th November 2019

Preparation & Recovery for Road Running with World & European Medalist Jenny Meadows


This free workshop will teach you how to prepare effectively for key sessions and target races.


Location: Stafford Rugby Club, Blackberry Lane, Stafford, ST16 2TT.

Date and time: Monday 8th December, 6:00pm-9:00pm.

To book contact: cmallender@englandatheltics.org  or 07815801988


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Prep and recovery workshop poster


Upcoming PE Courses

Level 3 Award in Dance Delivery:


A 1st4sport and afPE qualification that has been developed to target both primary and secondary non specialist teachers to deliver high quality, safe and engaging dance sessions within school.

Designed and validated by industry experts this qualification will ensure the delegate has the confidence and expertise to deliver fantastic dance within school.

When: Wednesday 29th January and Tuesday 4th February 2020
Where: Stoke-based school
Cost: £495


Activity Specific Courses:


The following courses will give some basic ideas and resources for introducing the activity area within your school as part of the PE national curriculum and/or as an out of school club.          


  • Intro to Hula Hoop Skills – Mon 21st October 2019, 9:15am-11.30am, St Werburghs Primary, ST10 2BA
  • Intro to Skipping– 23rd January 2020, 13:30pm-16:00pm, Westwood First School, Leek, ST13 8DL
  • Intro to Orienteering –Thursday 30th January 2020, 9:30am-12:00pm, Willows Primary, Lichfield, WS13 7NU
  • Playground Games – Thursday 6th February 2020, 9:30am-12:00pm, Thomas Russell Junior School, DE13 8EU
  • Intro to Yoga – Friday 7th February 2020, 8:30am-11.00am Leasowes Primary School, Stafford, ST17 0HT
  • Intro to Parachute Games– Thursday 13th February 2020, 9:15am-11:30am St Werburghs Primary, ST10 2BA(All courses cost £75 or book 5 or more to receive a 20% discount)


For more information, to book a place or to request the full years PE CPD brochure please contact: peconsultant@outlook.com or 07443473241.


Fancy running the London Marathon and raising £2,000 for Special Olympics GB?


Special Olympics Great Britain has been selected from the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon Charity Ballot for one guaranteed place in next year’s event.

If you would like to run 26.2 miles surrounded by cheering crowds, past London’s iconic landmarks for Special Olympics GB and can raise a minimum of £2000 for SOGB along the way, we want to hear from you!

This opportunity is open to all athletes, volunteers, family members, corporate partners and supporters of Special Olympics GB.


Closing date: Friday 29th November 2019


Find out more and apply here.


Double funding so every 10-year-old can learn to ride a bike

Cycling UK is calling on the Government to increase funding for cycle training, known as Bikeability, so that all Year 6 students in England can have the opportunity “to develop a lifelong skill that would be good for their health, and also the environment.”



  • Charity calls on Government to increase £13m Bikeability funding
  • Cost of training is one off £18 per head investment to learn “lifelong skill”
  • Currently 3% of children aged 11-16 cycle to school
  • According to NHS report a third of Year 6 pupils are overweight or obese


The appeal comes on the back of a Government announcement made on October 11th 2019 that it would invest £13m into Bikeability for the following year so 50% of English primary schools can continue to provide cycle training.

This is an incremental increase on funding for Bikeability which in 2018/19 was £12.5m.


Find out more here.


Places available on Inclusive Activity Programme workshops


Want to learn new skills to support disabled people to be more physically active?

The Inclusive Activity Programme is a unique low-cost development opportunity, ideal for sports coaches, local community activators and healthcare professionals.


Inclusive Activity Programme logo


It doesn’t matter whether you deliver activity sessions regularly with disabled people or have never delivered them before.

The workshops will empower you with the practical tools, creative ideas and give you access to a whole heap of resources.



Find out more here.


Regular exercise ‘highly beneficial’ for heart patients, regardless of age

Health Club Management reports that regular exercise is highly beneficial for all patients with cardiovascular disease regardless of age.

A study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology investigated the effects of an exercise‐based cardiac rehabilitation programme on a range of physical and psychological parameters in young, old, and very old patients.


Elderly people swimming


It observed 733 patients at Cardiac Rehabilitation at the Clinique Les Rosiers, Dijon, France from January 2015 to September 2017.

All of the patients completed a 25-session cardiac rehabilitation programme.

For the purposes of the study, the patients were divided into three subgroups: less than 65 years old; between 65 and 80 years old; and 80 years or older. Physical and psychological variables such as scores of anxiety and depression were evaluated for all patients before and after cardiac rehabilitation.

Following the intervention, all patients experienced improvements.

Read more here.