Secondary wellbeing

My Journey resources for getting active


Wellbeing activity fliers

It's really important to continue to enjoy the outdoors.

Download our Secondary wellbeing flier which gives lots of suggestions of activities you can try out and other sources of information for you to consider.


Mental Health Awareness Week


Mind's 2021 Mental Health Awareness Week is themed around "Nature and the environment". We will be releasing some ideas linked to this theme nearer the time but, for now, why not enjoy our MHAW 2020 "kindness"-themed original film production created by our fantastic friends at Histrionics?:


It is themed around kindness, mental health and exercise for wellbeing, all woven together ,using brilliantly humorous storytelling magic, into the true tale of an English cyclist, James Moore, who was brought up in France in the 19th century.

Supported by the kind acts and generosity of his blacksmith neighbours and friends in the circus, Moore trained for and then won the world's first ever cycle road race in 1869 from Paris to Rouen.

As well as a continued successful career in cycling, Moore also performed many acts of kindness himself, including being an interpreter for his English family and running errands on his vélocipède (boneshaker) bicycle.

We hope you enjoy it and can share the film widely within your school communities. Please see our new film page for other active travel film fun.

For information on Place2Be's Children's Mental Health Week which ran in February 2021, please visit their website. The week was themed "express yourself" and there are free mental health resources for secondary schools.

For more active outdoors activities, check out their 2019 resources themed "Healthy: Inside and Out".


Ideas for indoor and outdoor activity, learning and fun


Being Active

Whether at home or whilst out try Sport England Workouts and perhaps set up an inter-family challenge? Or try PE with The Body Coach? Energise Me have also come up with some great workout ideas including videos to follow at home.

Sustrans have created a fun drawing challenge all about drawing objects used whilst walking, cycling or scooting - but with a challenging twist!


Planning your walk

Planning your walk? Search out local maps, use the My Journey planning tool, OpenStreetMap or another mapping website and plan a circular route you've not tried before. You could try to plot out a Golden Mile route like at school - if you find a good local trail, why not share it with other local families? Or just do one around the garden if you have one? Take photos along the way and then map out your journey, noting any points of interest and fun had along the way.

There are some great ideas for planning a journey to a new school, including inspiring and funny Histrionics films, on our Transition Time pages. These are aimed at children going into Years R, 3 and 7.


Things to do while you're out walking

There's a great scavenger hunt for secondary pupils on our films page for you to try out.

Why not check out our 'Exercise your Wheels' cycling page for bike-specific inspiration and ideas and thoughts on Safe Cycling during the pandemic.

Sustrans has created this 'Walking Bingo' resource to help you make the most of your walks out and about; think about road safety; and identify potential improvements that could be made to support active travel in your local area. 

Our walking partner Living Streets are doing weekly activity ideas. Check out their Walking from Home pages. There are also a couple of great #try20 Walk This May idea sheets to download in celebration of National Walking Month in May. Don't forget to visit their useful Walking the Right Way page for social distancing advice during the pandemic.

For more ideas on becoming a pavement botanist or learning about the nature around you, check out the following great websites:


Learning from home?

Need some new books? Hampshire Libraries have launched a list of books to lead you to wellbeing in nature. In particular, A Breath of Fresh Air by Rebecca Frank looks of interest.

If you prefer films, why not follow our friends at Histrionics Entertainment on YouTube and encourage your kids to brush up on their active history?


Air Your Views

Air Your Views 2020 was sadly cancelled but why not make your own film on air pollution with your family? Here's a BBC Programme to give you inspiration and some Into Film Activities and an Into Film Director's Mood Board to help you on your way. There's a great example of a short film on air pollution on BBC's Newsround website. 

All our air quality resources and a new "Clean Air at Home" page are also available on the My Journey website.


We will keep adding to this page so pop back and visit us again!


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