Targeting the Least Active

Flames: Lighting the way

From: British Heart Foundation & Loughborough College

Who for: Schools / clubs working with young leaders

Flame’s is a sports and leadership programme to support the delivery of health based physical activity sessions to young people in school and the community. It is an Olympic and Paralympic value driven programme, delivered by young leaders.

It works based on a model of cascade training. Flames Tutor Training is provided free of charge to key staff who work with young leaders and volunteers. Tutors then train young leaders to enable them to deliver the physical activity sessions to younger children in schools or clubs. Training can be provided direct to young leaders if required.

Free resources are also available to young leaders and trainers. For more information visit the Flames website.

Change4Life Sports Clubs

From: DoH and Youth Sport Trust

Who for: Less active school children

Aims to encourage schools to help engage less-active children in physical activity and school sport by setting up a Change4Life Sports Club.

For more information please click here Change4Life Sports Clubs.

Energy Clubs

From: SLUK

Who for: Primary children

Energy Clubs are fun, free physical activity clubs for children aged 4-11, delivered by trained volunteers at Primary Schools across England outside of school hours.

Energy Clubs recruit, train and support a community of volunteers (primarily parents and friends) to help run the 30 minute sessions at Primary Schools.

For more information please visit the Energy Club website.

Bike to School Week guide

From: Sustrans

Who for: Teachers, parents, governors

A cycling promotional programme that provides resources to help schools deliver a 6 week programme accumulating in a bike to school week at any time of the year.

Resources fit with the National Curriculum and there are 5 sheets available with each having a 10, 20 and 30-minute activity on. The individual sheets are available to download here:

Further Bike to School Week information can be found here.

Healthy Schools


Who for: All Primary Schools

A free toolkit which is designed to help schools to ‘plan, do and review’ health and wellbeing improvements for their children and young people and to identify and select activities and interventions effectively.

Click here for toolkit information.

The Legacy Challenge

From: Inspire+

Who for: All Primary Schools

A free resource for schools which has been designed by Inspire+ and funded through Public Health at Lincolnshire County Council.

The Legacy Challenge is designed to encourage young people to be more physically active and to lead a healthier lifestyle through six different challenges. The challenges have been designed to provide schools a platform to meet several of their whole school development areas including, Ofsted, Healthy Schools Enhancement Status, Sport Premium and Sainsbury’s School Games Kitemark.

For more information please visit the Inspire Plus website.