Red Fun Run

WHAT IS A RED FUN RUN?

This is a fun, practical activity programme delivered in primary schools to allow children to practice and develop their running skills. Running should be fun and a young person can apply and build their confidence, enthusiasm and motivation to move.  KS1 and KS2 children have the opportunity to record their personal best and set goals for personal improvement.  

 

All equipment / resources will be provided for use on the day. Schools will be provided with equipment and progressive resources to allow children to practice their running between the two event days and beyond. Each child will have a record card to record their achievements on each day.

 

Each child challenges themselves to complete as many laps of a course as they can in the time available. The more laps the child completes in both event days, the more raffle numbers they are allocated. At the end of event day 2 a draw is made for a young person to win a ‘Fit Bit Ace 3’.

WHO'S IT FOR?

Both KS1 & KS2 classes are able to participate in this programme.

WHAT WILL THE OUTCOMES BE?

Young people will develop their physical activity levels, determination and resilience as well looking at how they can set their own progressive targets for improvement. 

WHAT WILL THE SCHOOL NEED TO DO?

  • Schools will need to contact their Physical Activity Lead to book three dates; two for the event days (4- 6 weeks apart to allow children to practice through a stepped progressive programme) and one at least 14 days prior to the first event, to allow course access and planning, a timetable of sessions to be discussed and appropriate resources produced, including a risk assessment. An estimated time for each practical session to include explanation, warm up and activity is 25 minutes.

  • Agree a timetable for the day for groups, with young people working in classes or year groups depending on capacity and size of running area.

  • Inform appropriate staff within the school of arrangements. Please note we will try our best not to let the weather stop the fun, so due to the nature of the event we plan to run in most weather conditions…we will just need the children and staff dressed appropriately, including suitable footwear.

  • School staff must be present during the sessions and assist with recording the achievements of the young people.