Youth Dynamic Movement Skills Small Group Class for schools

Youth Dynamic Movement Skills Small Group Class for schools

Primary (for 5-11 Year olds)

Not all children develop in the same way! But every child can develop to be the best they can be, if they are taught how! To:
MOVE BETTER! LEARN BETTER!

Movement Skills education and practice are proven to be just as important as reading and writing for the development of our brain cells. I support getting kids active and healthy by engaging them through movement, fitness, fun and interaction. I believe that children should be encouraged to do physical activity every day, and that having a fun and inclusive environment is the best method of encouraging this. Furthermore, body movement is a life skill!!

Youth Sport Trust PE and School Sport Report in 2022 illuminated startling findings:

  • A record one-in-four Year 6 pupils are obese. 2020/21 saw the largest ever increase in childhood obesity.
  • Fewer than half of all children and young people in England (44.6%) are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines which advise that children aged between 5 and 18 do an average of at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity a day.
  • Almost three quarters (73%) of school leaders reported children returning to school with poor levels of physical fitness following Covid-19 restrictions..
  • Research conducted during 2021 found that wellbeing is the top factor that parents look for when choosing their child’s secondary school, demonstrating the value parents place on wellbeing.
  • Children’s activity levels have fallen by 13% compared to pre-pandemic levels. There has also been an increase in sedentary time with young people spending 25 minutes longer a day being inactive.

One of the reasons why many children are put off sport at an early age is because their coordination and agility may be less developed than their siblings or classmates. You may have two 10 year olds who chronologically may be the same but in terms of motor skill development they may have a difference of 3 years, because one is not yet developed and the other is advanced for their age group. When they are then placed in a game or competitive environment in a PE lesson or at playtime they struggle with some or all of their gross motor skills, get disappointed and prefer to abstain from games rather than be embarrassed.

WHAT IS DYNAMIC MOVEMENT SKILLS?

The DMS – Dynamic Movement Skill™ system addresses this issue by providing the ability to develop these skills irrespective of their level for children from 5-16 years old who have poor movement when they walk or run, and have very little upper and lower body coordination.

A Young person who is empowered to be physically active and move consistently will have better:

  • Physical Health –
  • Mental Health
  • Social Well being
  • Increased brain function

Youth Sport Trust 2022

Dynamic Movement sessions are extremely suitable for all students including:

  • Coordination issues
  • Balance issues
  • An aversion to physical activity and sport
  • Dyspraxia
  • Hypermobility
  • ADHD
  • Autism & Asperger’s Disorder

As a small group intervention activity

Session content
Working with up to 18 students; Sessions can be tailored to your school timetable anything and will initially focus on FUNdamental MOVEments incorporating different planes of movement including:

  • Quick Feet
  • Double Leg Jumps
  • Single Leg Jumps
  • Single Leg Jumps
  • Recovery exercises focusing on balance, interaction
  • Fun small group movement games.

 

Sessions can be booked in 5,10 or 15 week blocks for schools.
Small group sessions 1:3 – ideal as a form of Intervention
Larger group 18 students – great quirky alternative to engage a target group and provide a very bespoke curriculum and physical development activity.

To arrange a free informal discussion and demonstration of how this could be of benefit to your students and costs please get in touch

 

Secondary (for 12-16 Year olds)

Not all children develop in the same way! But  every child can develop to be the best they can be, if they are taught how! To:

MOVE BETTER! LEARN BETTER! 

 Movement Skills education and practice are proven to be just as important as reading and writing for the development of our brain cells.  I support getting kids active and healthy by engaging them through movement, fitness, fun and interaction.  I believe that children should be encouraged to do physical activity every day, and that having a fun and inclusive environment is the best method of encouraging this. Furthermore, body movement is a life skill!! 

Youth Sport Trust PE and School Sport Report in 2022 illuminated startling findings:

  • A record one-in-four Year 6 pupils are obese. 2020/21 saw the largest ever increase in childhood obesity.
  • Women in Sport report that almost two thirds of girls quit sport by the time they reach puberty.
  • Research shows that offering a range of activities and actively tackling some of the common barriers to activity can help maintain activity levels.
  • Fewer than half of all children and young people in England (44.6%) are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines which advise that children aged between 5 and 18 do an average of at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity a day.
  • Almost three quarters (73%) of school leaders reported children returning to school with poor levels of physical fitness following Covid-19 restrictions..
  • Research conducted during 2021 found that wellbeing is the top factor that parents look for when choosing their child’s secondary school, demonstrating the value parents place on wellbeing.
  • Children’s activity levels have fallen by 13% compared to pre-pandemic levels. There has also been an increase in sedentary time with young people spending 25 minutes longer a day being inactive.

One of the reasons why many children are put off sport at an early age is because their coordination and agility may be less developed than their siblings or classmates. You may have two 10 year olds who chronologically may be the same but in terms of motor skill development they may have a difference of 3 years, because one is not yet developed and the other is advanced for their age group. When they are then placed in a game or competitive environment in a PE lesson or at playtime they struggle with some or all of their gross motor skills, get disappointed and prefer to abstain from games rather than be embarrassed.

 

 

 

 WHAT IS DYNAMIC MOVEMENT SKILLS? 

The DMS – Dynamic Movement Skill™ system addresses this issue by providing the ability to develop these skills irrespective of their level for children from 5-16 years old who have poor movement when they walk or run, and have very little upper and lower body coordination.

A Young person who is empowered to be physically active and move consistently will have better:

  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health
  • Social Well being
  • Increased brain function

Youth Sport Trust 2022

 

Dynamic Movement sessions are extremely suitable for all students including:

  • Coordination issues
  • Balance issues
  • An aversion to physical activity and sport
  • More experienced games based/running students to add an extra edge to their performance
  • Dyspraxia
  • Hypermobility
  • ADHD
  • Autism & Asperger’s Disorder
  • As a small group intervention activity

Session content

Working with upto 18 students, Sessions can be tailored to your school timetable anything  and will initially focus on FUNdamental MOVEments incorporating different planes of movement including:

 

  •  Quick Feet 
  •  Double Leg Jumps  
  •  Single Leg Jumps  
  •  Single Leg Jumps
  •  Recovery exercises  focusing on balance, interaction
  •  Fun small group movement games.

 

To arrange a free informal discussion and demonstration of how this could be of benefit to your students please get in touch