PALSS is Active Surrey's initiative to help schools make every day a little more active. All the county's schools are being encouraged to pledge to get their pupils moving more by taking part in one (or more) of the seven focus areas included in the campaign, and in return they will be sent you a resource pack.
You can learn more by watching this video clip of the launch event, which featured internationally renowned doctor William Bird MBE and Ruth Hutchinson, Surrey's Deputy Director of Public Health.
You can also view Dr William Bird's slides from the launch.
Why get involved?
- Improved focus
Active bursts can break up periods when children are not focusing or are fidgety.
- Improved attainment
Improvements in focus lead to better work.
- Improved attendance
Children want to learn (and come to school) because the day is more fun when it's moving!
- Reduction in sedentary behaviour
Sitting for long periods is responsible for poor health as well as a lack of concentration, even if we are really active at other times. Whatever your age, sitting for too long slows our metabolism and leads to a build up of visceral fat, which can contribute to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.
- Boost to mental wellbeing
Moving more plays a part in improving our mental health, whether it's through the release of endorphins or by joining in activity alongside others.
For more information on how to get involved click the link below