West Lothian Council's Active Schools Team are working hard during the Covid-19 restrictions not only supporting the Education Hubs for Key Worker children, but also developing content for children and families to use at home. This content will regularly be updated, but in the meantime please see the attached document for some great advice and links to things that you can get started with to help keep healthy.

Active Schools Healthy at Home

Back with the Active Assured Niddry Castle for some more amazing and adaptive activities.

Mikey Smith from Personal Best has worked with Active Schools and Community Sport on a range of health, fitness and wellbeing programmes over the years. Mikey and his team will be providing some opportunities for home workouts that you can do during lockdown. Please get in contact at activewl@westlothian.gov.uk to let us know if there is anything in particular that you would really like to see them share. For more information visit https://www.personalbestuk.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/personalbestuk/

Going back to Broxburn United Sports Club who are a community sport hub with a whole range of activities and sports available from Albyn Park. This video is part of their football section and is a 'Step Over' skill which will soon have you looking like a pro!

West Lothian Wildcats Netball Club have shared a little video of their athletes training at home during lockdown. Some of these can be adapted for inside by simply swapping the ball out for a balloon. Find out more about the Active Assured accredited club by visiting their website https://www.westlothianwildcats.com/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/westlothianwildcats/

 

Meet our very own Active Schools Coordinator covering Whitburn Cluster, Ben Boatman as he teaches us about a little target activity that uses household items. This will help with coordination and can be adapted as a seated activity.

Winchburgh Albion have shared some excellent progressive tactical drills. For more information on the club please visit https://www.winchburghalbionyfc.co.uk/ or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/winchburghalbionyfc/

Livingston Athletic Club have shared some brilliant little videos of a warm-up and a cool-down along with some great resources from Jogscotland which you can access here https://jogscotland.org.uk/learn-to-run-or-walk-for-fitness/. Livingston Athletic Club does a huge amount of partnership working with the Active Schools team and support a number of events throughout the school year.

Check out Jog Leader and Livingston AAC Coach Lyn below: 

 

For more information on Active Assured Livingston Athletics Club visit their website https://www.livingstonac.com/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/livingstonac

Learn from the wonderful Active Assured Niddry Castle Golf Club who are based in Winchburgh. Coach John tells us how to we can use common household objects to learn how to play golf.

 

You can find out more about this great club by visiting their website here https://www.niddrycastlegolfclub.co.uk/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NiddryGC/

We have a brilliant video from Active Assured Plus club Broxburn United Sports Club as they provide us with a short boccia exercise. You could use anything you have around the house, maybe use small teddy bears or oranges as your boccia balls if you don't have balls and you could use ribbons, string or even just different coloured t-shirts to make your targets if you don't have hula hoops. This is a great inclusive activity that all members of the family could enjoy.

To learn more about the huge range of activities offered by BUSC please visit their website https://busc.org.uk/ or facebook page https://www.facebook.com/broxburnunited/

 

Our lovely friends at the NHS have shared some excellent resources. These offer a range of workouts from 10 minutes to 45 minutes from aerobic exercises to yoga to strength and resistance as well as other fitness opportunities.

One of these options is the 'Couch to 5K' check out the video below.

For more information on this and to access much more content please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/