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This is a fantastic, FREE opportunity for primary school staff to access new, creative and fun resources to help develop girls to become more engaged and inspired to participate in physical activity. With its ‘take home’ resource for each girl, parents and carers can use and reinforce the activities within the home environment, supporting the recommended daily target of 60 active minutes of play per day.

The recommended audience is school staff who support lunchtime play. This can be teachers, teaching assistants, lunchtime supervisors or other support staff. The programme is also suitable for teachers who want to cascade their learning on to playground leaders.

The FA Active Play Through Storytelling training course and supporting resources have been developed to support ‘the beginner girl’ aged 5 to 8 in developing their physical literacy, speaking and listening skills through the medium of creative play and storytelling. It is hoped that through the programme, these girls will grow in confidence which will lead to them becoming more physically active in the playground and engaging in a wider range of activities

Developed by The Football Association in conjunction with the National Literacy Trust and the Youth Sport Trust, it is a 3-hour, non-assessed workshop involving theory and practical-based learning. Adult learners are taken on a journey to explore the benefits of play and fundamental movements to support the challenges young girls face when engaging with physical activity. They will start to understand the importance of bringing an environment to life through a story where a child is only limited by their imagination.