Coronavirus, an update from Active Cornwall

School Specific



We are currently working with UK Coaching to create a Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop that can be done online - further details to follow.




Boing is designed to let children be children, by embracing their playful and creative nature.
There is no wrong answers in Boing, only the best way of solving problems for that child at that time.
Every child is different and capable of being the very best version of themselves. The course is designed to help improve physical literacy among primary school pupils.

When: Tuesday 5th May 2020

Where: Callywith College

Time: 13:00 - 17:00

Cost: £10

To book please click here


National Curriculum swimming Training for Primary School Teachers

  • Fundementals of school swimming
  • Aquatic skills of school swimming
  • Once qualified the holder will be able to plan and deliver schools swimming sessions without supervision
  • Training sessions will be a combination of theory and practical sessions


  • 15th & 28th April - St Austell
  • 7th & 21st May - Redruth
  • 22nd April & 6th May - Penzance
  • 29th April & 20th May - Tywardreath School
  • 5th & 19th May - Liskeard

Cost: £128 per person - only 12 spaces available per course

To reserve your place please contact Kate Woolven on 07736963614 or email


Ready Set Ride Training

Ready Set Ride is aimed at reception-aged children but can also be used with early years and year 1. The aim of Ready Set Ride is to give teachers the skills and confidence to lead the programme and enable children to start their cycling journey. This is achieved through activities and games both on and off a balance bike, teacher and parent resources, the website and app.

Ready Set Ride helps prepare children for bikeability, greatly contributes towards physical literacy and also prepares them for a more active and healthier lifestyle. Children will develop the skills needed to use a bicycle or balance bike as a form of transport, as a form of physical activity and, of course, for fun. It will also prepare them to take part in the community events alongside the Tour of Britain, which will be passing through your town in September 2020.

The training sessions will be held at:
Alverton Primary, Penzance 16 March 2020 at 12-4.30pm
Sandy Hill Academy, St Austell 23 March 2020 at 12-4.30pm

If you are interested in sending a member of staff to this training, please email me at with the name, contact email and job title of the staff member attending.


Truro & Penwith Twilight Sessions (x3)

These twilight sessions are specifically open to any member of staff who would like to attend as these workshops will help to build a Whole School Approach to Physical Activity, Physical Education and Sport within a school.


1. Active Classrooms:

This workshop will help support schools to increase physical activity throughout the school day to boost the health, wellbeing and academic achievement for their students. It will allow schools to look at their school context, identify areas and times in their lessons where activity can take place with some simple practical solutions. It will be led by Chris Caws - National Development Manager for Youth Sport Trust.

When: Monday 2nd March 2020 at Callywith College                                                                                         

Time: 5pm - 6.30pm                                                                                     

Cost: Free

Book: email to book on


2. Youth Personalities:

Following requests from schools, Active Cornwall and Headstart have developed a bespoke workshop to help identify inactive learners, and interventions to work with learners to aid mental and physical wellbeing.  Bespoke tools will be delivered through the use of Sport England's Youth Personalities research on how to identify and work with inactive learners.  Alongside Headstart's five ways to wellbeing, these tools will help teachers to support transition learners from inactive to participating in physical activity.  All members of your school are invited to attend this twilight session as this workshop will help develop the whole school approach to health and wellbeing.

When: Tuesday 10th March 2020 at Truro College                                                                                           

Time: 5pm - 6.30pm

Cost: Free

Book: email to book on


3. Body Image:

The workshop aims to highlight why body image is so important to teenagers, so they understand why they feel the way that they do. Consideration is given to how much we know about our body, and how much concerns about our body may lead to negative mental health states. As a means of solution the workshop presents ways of overcoming the negative views with a reflection on the role of the media and changing our own mindset.

The workshop will be led by Dr Cathy Schofield, HE Researcher and Lecturer in Psychology.

When: Tuesday 17th March 2020 at Truro College, Monday 23rd March 2020 at Callywith College and Wednesday 25th March at Penwith College, Penzance

Time: 5pm - 6.30pm

Cost: Free

To book: email


PE Subject Leaders Four Day Accredited Award

This course looks at leading and managing improvement in Primary PE and is appropriate for colleagues who have a leadership role for PE within a primary school setting. 

This course will support subject leaders to: 

  • Lead teaching and learning  
  • Set targets for improvement in PE 
  • Make judgements about pupils' achievement in PE and meet Ofsted expectations 
  • Lead sustainable improvement 
  • Develop subject knowledge in pedagogy in primary school PE 
  • Planning for continuity, progression and assessment 
  • Develop advocacy skills in Primary PE

When: Tuesday 25th March 2020 & Thursday 23rd April 2020

Time: 9am - 4pm each day

Where: Trethrone Leisure Centre

Cost: £425 ARENA Members, £550 Non-Members

Click here for further information and to book your place


Teachers' Trampoline Awards
The Teachers' Trampoline Awards consist of two parts. Part One must be completed before progressing to Part Two. Part One and Part Two courses may run concurrently, consisting of a four-day delivery.
In order to be eligible to attend the Teachers' Trampoline Awards, a candidate must be:

  • Specialist trained PE teacher, or
  • Trainee PE teacher (undertaking a PGCE, GTP or SCITT or in their 3rd/4th year of a QTS course); or
  • Teachers who not PE specialists, but hold a current UKCC Level 2 (or higher) BG coaching award, or equivalent.

How to apply
Teachers' courses are listed on the BG website via the Find a Course search facility.
Select Teachers as the type of course and click 'Find' to see a full list of Teachers' courses available.
If you are interested in attending a particular course, you can contact the course organiser, whose details will be listed on the course details page.

Find out more
If you would like to know more about our Teachers' courses you can send your enquiry to:
Or alternatively, you can contact the Education Team on:
0845 129 7129 ext: 2392

20150616 155343 tn

Wild Tribes Outdoor Learning Practitioner Award

This is a two day course aimed at teachers and teaching assistants who hold a level three qualification.

As well as practical skills to be able to set up an effective learning environment in the outdoors, attendees will recieve resources and schemes of work to use in the future.


Where: Dunstone Primary School
When: Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Where: STERTS, Upton Cross
When: Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th June 2020

Where: Holsworthy Primary School
When: Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th June 2020

Timings: All courses run from 9am - 3.30pm each day

Costs: £235 Arena SLA Members / £325 for Non Members
Includes a min starter kit for teaching outdoor learning!

Further details can be found in the document below.

To book your place click here