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Free Activity & Wellbeing Training

The Scottish Out of School Care Network is currently offering FREE Activity and Wellbeing training to out of school care services. There are 2 sessions in the series that set out to give participants an understanding of the importance of physical activity, as well as provide them with skills for getting children of all abilities to take part in, and overcome the barriers to, getting active. The second session looks further at the benefits of physical activity in terms of developing children's skills and attributes, and looks in more detail at resources and activities promoting inclusion, self-awareness and goal-directed behaviour.

The training sessions are designed to be delivered to clusters of out of school care services: local networks, local forums or services with multiple sites and is targeting approximately 2 members of staff from each service. Services who are interested in receiving the training should get in touch with other local services to arrange a suitable venue, participants numbers (of no less than 10 and no more than 20 per session) and some potential dates.

Both training sessions last two hours. If you are taking responsibility for organising/hosting the training please note that I will be at the venue 30 minutes before the start time to set up. I would be grateful if a member of staff could meet me in order to give me access to the venue. This is to ensure the training starts on time and does not overrun, effecting the hall booking or staff work responsibilities.

All equipment and materials are supplied by SOSCN and will be brought along on the day of training.

Participants will receive a certificate in recognition of successfully taking part in the training.

Please see the links below for further information about each session.

BOOKING

If you are interested in having the physical activity training session delivered locally (single service or multiple services) then please contact Greig Cavanagh via email: greig.cavanagh@soscn.org or by phone: 0141 564 1284. There are currently dates available and bookings will be made on a first come first served basis.

Activity & Wellbeing:
the first steps
Activity & Wellbeing:
the next steps

Activity & Wellbeing: the first steps

Resources: British Heart Foundation Active Pack, British Heart Foundation Early Movers & Set 4 Sport.

Aims: This training looks at barriers to physical activity, how these can be overcome and the importance of being active for supporting the healthy development of children.

Length of Session: 2 hours.

Maximum number of participants: 20.

The Scottish out of School Care Network is currently offering FREE Activity & Wellbeing; the first steps training (previously named Physical Activity & Wellbeing Training) to out of school care services. This training looks at barriers to physical activity, how these can be overcome and the importance of being active for supporting the healthy development of children.

Services attending will receive copies of the British Heart Foundation Active Pack and shown the electronic version of the Set4Sport resource which can be used actively in your service via phone, iPod Etc.; both resources have been designed to be delivered with limited equipment and no prior knowledge or expertise in delivering physically activity. The trainer will support participants by talking them through the packs and demonstrating some of the activities (second hour).

The training will last for a total of 2 hours and will consist of an hour long information session covering many topics such as, the Wellbeing Wheel (specifically related to services), benefits of physical activity (children & adults), books and activity resources. A practical workshop will then take place involving physical activity participation of moderate intensity. The venue therefore must be able to accommodate for this. Participants do not need any prior experience or skills and the activities are suitable for different ages and levels of fitness and all equipment will be supplied. Participants are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear for the session.

Once staff members from services have completed the first steps training, services will then be eligible to attend the follow up training Activity & Wellbeing: the next steps. The same staff members do not have to attend the next steps training. In order for services to benefit from the resources and content it would be advisable for staff members to discuss the content from the training with colleagues. This would be beneficial if other staff members were to attend the next steps training.

Activity & Wellbeing: the next steps

Resources: Better Movers, Better Thinkers & Significant Aspects of Learning.

Aims: To further participants knowledge and understanding of Physical Activity and look more specifically at the benefits of being active. The training focuses on the benefits being active can have on children and how children can develops skills and attributes.

Length of Session: 2 Hours.

Maximum number of participants: 20.

The Scottish out of School Care Network is currently taking booking for the FREE Activity & Wellbeing: the next Steps training to out of School Care Services across Scotland. The training follows on from the Activity & Wellbeing: the first steps training and allows staff to further develop their knowledge and experiences on physical activity. The training uses Education Scotland's Physical Activity resources Better Movers and Thinkers which is designed to develop the ability of all children and young people to move and think in a more cohesive way i.e. memory, planning and goal-directed behaviour. The training also using Education Scotland's Significant Aspects of Learning which promotes the development of activities to challenge children and promote inclusion.

The training reinforces the experiences and outcomes children and young people should be introduced to whilst being active, for example participating in a wide range of activities which promote a healthy lifestyle, develop self-awareness and respect for others.

Staff members who have already taken part in the first step training and welcome to return and further develop their knowledge using BMT (Better Movers and Thinkers) and Significant Aspects of Learning. In order to attend the next steps training staff do not have to have attended the first steps training.

During the training staff will have the opportunity to experience the theory behind both resources through discussion and practical group activities. This will be an invaluable experience to staff in enhancing knowledge and understanding of the theory behind wellbeing and play activities within their service.

  • Sections within the training have light to moderate intensity activities. The venue therefore must be able to accommodate for this i.e. gym hall/community hall/church hall.
  • Participants do not need any prior experience or skills and the activities are suitable for different ages and levels of fitness.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring along comfortable clothing and footwear (trainers) for the practical session similar to clothing they would wear whilst working or taking part in exercise in their own time.
  • Services attending will receive copies of the British Heart Foundation Active Club Pack, Better Movers and Thinkers, and Significant Aspects of Learning Diagram.

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