Pupils were educated on the importance of exercise, hydration and nutrition during the 2018/19 academic year
Engaged children across our 8 Joy of Moving Festivals in the summer term of last year
Engaged primary schools across Hertfordshire and Harrow during the 2018/2019 academic year
“The programme was highly informative and engaging for the children and delivered in such a
way to intrigue, inspire as well as educate. The staff were all very friendly and engaged very well with the children, encouraging and explaining both in the classroom and outside on the field.”
Mr Colin Correa, Holy Rood Catholic Primary School
Joy of Moving is delivered to thousands of school children in Hertfordshire & Harrow.
According to research only 30% of boys and 25% of girls aged 5-7 meet the recommended quota of exercise each day. Such inactivity levels are leading to a variety of issues affecting both physical and mental health.
The Joy of Moving programme is designed to help children develop their physical, cognitive and social skills in a fun and educational way. This is done through two national projects, Move & Learn programme and the Joy of Moving Festivals that engage 70,000 children nationwide each year.
Move and Learn
The Move and Learn Programme is a national school-based educational programme for children aged between 9-10 that has been developed by the EFL Trust and Ferrero. By combining six weeks of practical sporting sessions with classroom sessions, the programme encourages physical activity, promotes nutritional education and builds awareness of the importance of a balanced diet and active lifestyle. In the 2018/19 academic year, the Trust worked with 45 schools across Hertfordshire & Harrow engaging with 3,000+ school children.
Joy of Moving Festival
Joy of Moving Festivals compliment the Move and Learn Programme. Taking place predominantly in the summer term, the Joy of Moving Festivals involves the whole school – from reception all the way through to Year 6, and even the teachers!
The Festivals help develop each child in five major areas: physical fitness, motor (bodily) coordination, cognitive functions, creativity (mental reasoning), and life skills.
The Festivals first piloted in 2018 reaching out to hundreds of schools nationwide engaging thousands of children aged 4-11.
Joy of Moving Penalty Shoot-Out
Every season, partner schools are invited to take part in the Kinder + Sport Penalty Shoot-Out Competition during half-time of a Watford FC home match at Vicarage Road Stadium.
Please note this competition is not open to all schools and is by invite only, with partner schools taking priority. Schools are invited at the discretion of the Trust. The competition has knock-out rounds played throughout the football season.