The BBC and the Premier League have today launched Super Movers, an exciting partnership which will help primary school teachers to inspire children to become more active throughout their school day and enhance their learning.
Super Movers will also help encourage families to live active lifestyles and can be used at home with a range of "Just For Fun" videos and games designed to get children and grown-ups moving together in their living rooms.
Super Movers will bring stars from the worlds of football, music and television together in fun, free and easy-to-follow educational videos which will capture children’s imaginations and help teachers to get them moving throughout the day with a series of routines and activities.
Super Movers content is designed to encourage pupils to be active so they are ready to learn. Physical activity can positively impact educational outcomes with improvements in pupils’ concentration, motivation and enjoyment of learning.
Dr Lauren Sherar, Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Public Health at Loughborough University, who is an academic advisor for Super Movers said: "There is growing evidence supporting beneficial effects of active learning on education-related outcomes. Super Movers is a fantastic programme to help teachers create a fun and active classroom.”
The campaign is also backed by a new online survey commissioned for the BBC and Premier League, and carried out by Populus, which found that over half of parents of children aged five and ten agree that their children are better behaved (54 per cent) and in a better mood (60 per cent) after taking part in exercise and complements the Government’s guidelines that every child has 60 minutes of physical activity daily – 30 minutes during school and 30 minutes out of school.
Teachers can take advantage of the content on the Super Movers website. There will be an abundance of ‘Brain Booster’ videos and simple solutions to help children learn while they move - all linked to the UK curricula and easy to use in the classroom, with no extra equipment required.
On Thursday (18 January) Alex Scott will join CBBC favourites Ben Shires and Naomi Wilkinson to front a BBC Live Lesson hosted by Liverpool FC at Anfield stadium. The Live Lesson will be a fun, active maths session for seven to nine-year-olds showcasing Super Movers content and energising classrooms across the UK.