Promoting Sport & Physical Activity

Sports equipment
Children and young people

Children and young people should be physically active for at least an average of 60 minutes per day across the week. Despite the many challenges that COVID-19 brings, it is vitally important that children and young people continue to be active for their physical and mental wellbeing. In fact, physical activity may be more important than ever during this unprecedented and difficult situation. There are lots of ways that children and young people, and their families, can get active at home. 

Your child’s school may have provided specific learning at home resources for P.E. but there are also a wide range of activities and resources that families can access, to enable them to be active at home.

We are encouraging all schools, partners and families to share how they are keeping active online by using the hashtags #StayInWorkOut and #StayActiveSussex.

Primary School resources

We have collated a list of the various organisations and partners offering schools and families support in this area. Some of them are suitable for, or can be adapted to, secondary aged pupils. 

View our Primary School resources here.

Why not sign up to the Active Sussex Education eNews to stay up to date with the latest information and opportunities. You can see our Active at Home special edition here

Secondary School resources

We have collated a list of the various organisations and partners offering online support for staying active. 

View our Secondary School resources here.


 For gymnasts who are missing their gymnastics training, Max Whitlock MBE is doing a live session for you to join in with. Visit his Twitter page to find out more.

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill

Live ‘Jennis’ workout – no fancy equipment needed, just a mat or towel and a chair or bench. Find out more on her Instagram page here. 

Marina Dance Free Dance tutorials:

Watch this space as coaches and sports providers are putting their final touches together for their online videos and activity cards. Please revisit us regularly for the latest content.

Please note that we are continually updating our Active at Home pages daily, adding new information and resources as things progress and change with the coronavirus outbreak.