About us

Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

What we do

As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub is the core of our website. Here you’ll find our guidance, advice, insight and support in all areas of physical activity and sport.

Get involved

Want to get involved with us? We depend on your collaboration to create and influence meaningful change. Find out how you can help Lincolnshire move more.

Children & young people

When you’re looking to support children and young people on their journey to becoming more active, talk to Active Lincolnshire. We’re your dedicated knowledge hub for local activities and support.

When children and young people are more active...

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Behaviour and brain function improves

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Academic results improves

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Attendance and engagement at school improves

  • Create an active school

    The power of an active school

    Dr William Bird MBE, the founder of Intelligent Health, has been a keynote speaker at multiple Active Lincolnshire events. In 2019 he spoke at the Lincolnshire PE, school sport and physical activity conference focusing on research that shows how physical activity improves children’s concentration and behaviour, promoting life long good health that starts at childhood, creating a better, more sociable environment.

    Below he narrates a short clip about the power of an active school which explains the role schools can play in improving the activity levels of their students throughout the day and not just in PE lessons.


    Active School Planner

    Another useful resource is the active school planner, which is a tool that primary schools can use to track and improve the physical activity levels of their pupils.

  • Government resources

    Government resources

    Teaching a broad and balanced curriculum for education recovery is the guidance offered by the Government. It provides suggestions to help all maintained schools, academies, and free schools decide how to prioritise elements within their curriculum for education recovery.

  • PE premium

    PE premium resources

  • External provider guidance

    External provider guidance

    Coaching in Primary Schools Toolkit: a toolkit, developed by UK Coaching in collaboration with national partners to help schools choose to right provider.

    Guidance on Deploying Coaches in Primary Schools (Out of Curriculum Time): Active Partnerships, Association for Physical Education (afPE), CIMSPA, ukactive KIDS, UK Coaching and Youth Sport Trust supported by Sport England. have developed this guidance.

  • Insight

    Insight

    “Children in Lincolnshire are slightly more active than the national averages.”

    The UK’s Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) recommend that all young people aged 5-18 do at least an hour of energetic activity every day. This can be made up in a variety of ways, including how they travel to and from school, PE lessons, active curriculum subjects and play or recreational activities.

    But how many children in Lincolnshire are actually meeting these guidelines?

    “Within the school day, there is a significant difference in the amount of physical activity achieved by children from low affluence families.”

    Thanks to the Active Lives Children & Young People survey – coordinated by Active Lincolnshire – we can see just how active young people across the county are. Not only that, but we can gauge their attitudes towards physical activity, helping us find new ways to engage young people in sport.

    Turning insight into action

    Working with our partners at Press Red, we transform the data from the Active Lives survey into actionable insights, helping us plan the provision of physical activity and direct funding to the areas that need it most. This data gives us the opportunity to compare Lincolnshire’s activity levels with other areas, allowing us to see how active we are on a national scale.

    “Teenage girls are more active now than prior to the pandemic.”

    These insights also give teachers and school staff the chance to learn more about the activity levels of their students, informing them on:

    • How students are feeling
    • What impact Covid has had on their activity levels
    • The difference between activity levels at school and at home

    With this insight, schools can deliver a more targeted approach to physical education, planning activities and sessions that meet the needs of their students.

    “Children that need extra help have better activity levels than those who do not.”

    You can view the insight from the 2019/2020 Children & Young People survey here.

    For more details about the survey results – including what they mean for Lincolnshire –check out this webinar with Active Lincolnshire and Press Red.

  • School support webinars

    Schools Support Webinars

    Recordings of webinars, presentation slides and accompanying resources are available below.

    PE, School Sport and Physical Activity Webinar

    Hosted by the One Network- June 17 2021

    Watch a recording of the webinar below:

    Presentation Slides.

    The series of webinars below took place between Monday 19 – Thursday 22 October 2020.

    AfPE – Safe Practice in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity

    Delivered by Jan Hickman

    Important health and safety issues pertaining to the teaching and learning of physical education. Information on controlling the transmission of coronavirus in PE lessons and providing an exemplar Covid-19 risk assessment.

    Related Resources

    Covid-19 FAQ

    Watch a recording of the webinar below:

    Presentation Slides

    Youth Sport Trust – The Well Schools initiative

    Delivered by Rebecca D’Arcy

    Using PE and Physical Activity for Whole School Wellbeing – The Well Schools initiative. Why is Well Schools is needed, what it is trying to achieve and how it can be supported through PE and sport.

    Watch a recording of the webinar below:

    Presentation Slides

    Lincolnshire County Council – Quality Assurance Reflections on School Improvement

    Delivered by Matt Spoors, Locality Lead Education, Advisor LCC

    Watch a recording of the webinar below:

    Presentation Slides

    Youth Sport Trust – School Governors

    Delivered by Rebecca D’Arcy

    For school Governors, this workshop aims to give primary Governors information and advice about how to maximise the impact of the government primary investment in PE and school sport. It will also expand on accountability measures and pose key questions for Governors to consider.

    Watch A Recording of the Webinar (on Youth Sport Trust Vimeo)

    Presentation Slides

    Swim England – How schools swimming lessons work in a covid – 19 environment

    Delivered by Alex Barrett and Lauren Page, Swim England

    Updates from the sector guidance for school swimming and what a school swimming lesson will look like. Achieving the National curriculum outcomes through The Swim England School Swimming Charter, top up lessons and and NCTP.

    Watch a recording of the webinar below:

    Presentation Slides

  • Club and activity finder

    Club and activity finder

    One key barrier to becoming more active is a lack of information about what physical activity opportunities there are in the local area.

    To help tackle this challenge, our Let’s Move Lincolnshire website features a open data enabled Club & Activity Finder, giving users up-to-date information about nearby physical activity sessions, facilities and events.

    Visit our Club & Activity finder to find sports and activities in Lincolnshire.

  • Bishop Grosseteste University challenges

    Bishop Grosseteste University challenges

    In 2021 Active Lincolnshire worked with students from Bishop Grosseteste University to develop challenges for children and families to keep active.

    All challenges can be adapted and if any equipment is needed they have also provided examples of alternative household objects that can be used instead.
    The main aim is to have fun!

    Target Practice

    Challenge one information card


    KS3 Multi Skills Challenge

    Challenge two information card

    Challenge number three


    Hockey

    Challenge four information card


    Tennis Rally Trick Shot

    Challenge five information card


    Challenge number six


    Lockdown Target Challenge

    Challenge seven information card


    Secondary Challenge

    Challenge eight information card

The power of an active school

Dr William Bird MBE, the founder of Intelligent Health, has been a keynote speaker at multiple Active Lincolnshire events. In 2019 he spoke at the Lincolnshire PE, school sport and physical activity conference focusing on research that shows how physical activity improves children’s concentration and behaviour, promoting life long good health that starts at childhood, creating a better, more sociable environment.

Below he narrates a short clip about the power of an active school which explains the role schools can play in improving the activity levels of their students throughout the day and not just in PE lessons.


Active School Planner

Another useful resource is the active school planner, which is a tool that primary schools can use to track and improve the physical activity levels of their pupils.

Government resources

Teaching a broad and balanced curriculum for education recovery is the guidance offered by the Government. It provides suggestions to help all maintained schools, academies, and free schools decide how to prioritise elements within their curriculum for education recovery.

PE premium resources

External provider guidance

Coaching in Primary Schools Toolkit: a toolkit, developed by UK Coaching in collaboration with national partners to help schools choose to right provider.

Guidance on Deploying Coaches in Primary Schools (Out of Curriculum Time): Active Partnerships, Association for Physical Education (afPE), CIMSPA, ukactive KIDS, UK Coaching and Youth Sport Trust supported by Sport England. have developed this guidance.

Insight

“Children in Lincolnshire are slightly more active than the national averages.”

The UK’s Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) recommend that all young people aged 5-18 do at least an hour of energetic activity every day. This can be made up in a variety of ways, including how they travel to and from school, PE lessons, active curriculum subjects and play or recreational activities.

But how many children in Lincolnshire are actually meeting these guidelines?

“Within the school day, there is a significant difference in the amount of physical activity achieved by children from low affluence families.”

Thanks to the Active Lives Children & Young People survey – coordinated by Active Lincolnshire – we can see just how active young people across the county are. Not only that, but we can gauge their attitudes towards physical activity, helping us find new ways to engage young people in sport.

Turning insight into action

Working with our partners at Press Red, we transform the data from the Active Lives survey into actionable insights, helping us plan the provision of physical activity and direct funding to the areas that need it most. This data gives us the opportunity to compare Lincolnshire’s activity levels with other areas, allowing us to see how active we are on a national scale.

“Teenage girls are more active now than prior to the pandemic.”

These insights also give teachers and school staff the chance to learn more about the activity levels of their students, informing them on:

  • How students are feeling
  • What impact Covid has had on their activity levels
  • The difference between activity levels at school and at home

With this insight, schools can deliver a more targeted approach to physical education, planning activities and sessions that meet the needs of their students.

“Children that need extra help have better activity levels than those who do not.”

You can view the insight from the 2019/2020 Children & Young People survey here.

For more details about the survey results – including what they mean for Lincolnshire –check out this webinar with Active Lincolnshire and Press Red.

Schools Support Webinars

Recordings of webinars, presentation slides and accompanying resources are available below.

PE, School Sport and Physical Activity Webinar

Hosted by the One Network- June 17 2021

Watch a recording of the webinar below:

Presentation Slides.

The series of webinars below took place between Monday 19 – Thursday 22 October 2020.

AfPE – Safe Practice in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity

Delivered by Jan Hickman

Important health and safety issues pertaining to the teaching and learning of physical education. Information on controlling the transmission of coronavirus in PE lessons and providing an exemplar Covid-19 risk assessment.

Related Resources

Covid-19 FAQ

Watch a recording of the webinar below:

Presentation Slides

Youth Sport Trust – The Well Schools initiative

Delivered by Rebecca D’Arcy

Using PE and Physical Activity for Whole School Wellbeing – The Well Schools initiative. Why is Well Schools is needed, what it is trying to achieve and how it can be supported through PE and sport.

Watch a recording of the webinar below:

Presentation Slides

Lincolnshire County Council – Quality Assurance Reflections on School Improvement

Delivered by Matt Spoors, Locality Lead Education, Advisor LCC

Watch a recording of the webinar below:

Presentation Slides

Youth Sport Trust – School Governors

Delivered by Rebecca D’Arcy

For school Governors, this workshop aims to give primary Governors information and advice about how to maximise the impact of the government primary investment in PE and school sport. It will also expand on accountability measures and pose key questions for Governors to consider.

Watch A Recording of the Webinar (on Youth Sport Trust Vimeo)

Presentation Slides

Swim England – How schools swimming lessons work in a covid – 19 environment

Delivered by Alex Barrett and Lauren Page, Swim England

Updates from the sector guidance for school swimming and what a school swimming lesson will look like. Achieving the National curriculum outcomes through The Swim England School Swimming Charter, top up lessons and and NCTP.

Watch a recording of the webinar below:

Presentation Slides

Club and activity finder

One key barrier to becoming more active is a lack of information about what physical activity opportunities there are in the local area.

To help tackle this challenge, our Let’s Move Lincolnshire website features a open data enabled Club & Activity Finder, giving users up-to-date information about nearby physical activity sessions, facilities and events.

Visit our Club & Activity finder to find sports and activities in Lincolnshire.

Bishop Grosseteste University challenges

In 2021 Active Lincolnshire worked with students from Bishop Grosseteste University to develop challenges for children and families to keep active.

All challenges can be adapted and if any equipment is needed they have also provided examples of alternative household objects that can be used instead.
The main aim is to have fun!

Target Practice

Challenge one information card


KS3 Multi Skills Challenge

Challenge two information card

Challenge number three


Hockey

Challenge four information card


Tennis Rally Trick Shot

Challenge five information card


Challenge number six


Lockdown Target Challenge

Challenge seven information card


Secondary Challenge

Challenge eight information card