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KS1 Change4Life

KS1 Change 4 Life


Intent – Why?


  • Develop fundamental movement skills (Locomotor, Stability, manipulative)
  • Develop positive attitudes and habits
  • Improve mental health and well-being (state of well-being in which every child realises his/her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life


Monday 21st March


This year we hosted the first ever KS1 Change 4 Life Festival held at Marjon University. 15 schools attended the event with a range of activities on offer. The day started with a small introduction and then the teams of 6 were sent to their scheduled activities. The activities on offer were Balanceability, Climbing, Healthy eating, Monster Mash, Pirates of Plymouth, Target Toss, Mario Kart and Dance. The idea of this festival was to get children active, learning about being healthy but most importantly having lots of fun! Children did two activities to start with that were 45 minutes long each. We then stopped for a lunchbreak and met two special guests that were the Marjon mascots the Lion and the Lamb!

The afternoon kicked off with two more activities of 45 minutes before everyone came together for a final Q+A session with a special guest who was GB rower Chloe Beer. The children asked Chloe some really good questions about her recent Atlantic row challenge where she rowed across the Atlantic Ocean! Throughout the day children had the opportunity to win stickers, water bottles and certificates.

The children seemed to really enjoy themselves and learn some new skills. There were lots of red smiling faces by the end of the event. A massive well done to everyone who took part. A huge thank you to Marjon University for allowing us to use their facilities and also providing some fantastic students who led some really well thought out activities, certainly some fantastic teachers in the making.