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What is Move it Boom?
Move it Boom is a competition designed to encourage primary school children across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to get physically active.
Children are allocated a unique username and password for the Move it Boom website, and when they take part in any physical activity, whether that be a bike ride, a sports club session, going swimming or playing football in the park, they can log that activity online to win points for their school.
Just as the more exercise you do, the fitter you get, so as children log their activities online, their personal virtual robot is gradually upgraded to become a super cool machine!
Why should your school take part?
Move it Boom is a great way to get everyone in your school community active, providing you with additional health and wellbeing evidence to support Ofsted self-evaluation and, where applicable, Healthy Schools accreditation. It’s also completely free to take part!
Your school could also be in with a chance of winning one of a number of brilliant prizes from our sporting partners at the end of the competition.
Move it Boom runs from 9am Monday 7 October until 5pm Friday 20 December. Prize winning schools will be announced on Monday 13 January.
What prizes could your school win?
We have a number of sporting partners on board for Move it Boom 2019, meaning your pupils could win some great prizes for your school.
Prizes for Move it Boom 2019 include:
High quality wooden playground equipment from local play specialists Red Monkey Play, who are also offering a 10% discount on any outdoor play equipment to all schools taking part in Move it Boom
Full day of professional sports coaches in school, including breakfast ‘wake up, shake up’ sessions, lunch and after school clubs, as well as morning and afternoon PE lessons thanks to ME Sports
A sporting experience day for a class group at the Olympic training facilities at Loughborough University
An elite football afternoon, including a technique and skills session from two elite football coaches, and the opportunity for one pupil from Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 to have a free academy trial, thanks to Fox Soccer Academy
A cricket taster session from Leicestershire County Cricket Club
An experience day with the Leicester Riders
A tour of Leicester City's King Power Stadium are also up for grabs for the best performing schools.
Leaderboard changes for 2019
For Move it Boom 2019, the number of points children earn for each activity they log will be weighted according to the size of the school and the number of active participants that each school has. We will continue to share the progress of schools involved via the leaderboard and through regular email updates.
Get pupils involved
Of course, the more pupils your school has involved in Move it Boom, the more points each child will receive when they log their activity, and the closer your school will get to the top of the leaderboard.
Sports Partner Focus: Red Monkey Play
Red Monkey are leading wooden playground equipment specialists, making by hand thousands of pieces of equipment every year from their Leicestershire workshop, using high quality, low maintenance timber from sustainable sources.
Red Monkey are offering one of the best performing schools at the end of the Move it Boom competition a piece of their high quality wooden playground equipment for your school's playground.
They are also offering a 10% discount to any school taking part in Move it Boom on any playground equipment.
Case Study: Millfield L.E.A.D Academy
Millfield L.E.A.D Academy were the top performing school in Move it Boom 2018, winning £1000 worth of wooden playground equipment from Red Monkey.
What they said
"Everyone was thrilled to win this year's competition, and it was pretty close at the end. The children were really keen to log their physical activities online, and they enjoyed seeing their virtual robots get upgraded.
Winning the fantastic playground equipment has brought a smile to everyone's faces, and we're definitely looking forward to getting involved again."
Sports Partner Focus: ME Sports
ME Sports provide high quality sports coaching to schools, colleges, clubs and independent organisations across the Leicestershire and Rutland area.
ME Sports are offering one of the best performing schools at the end of the Move it Boom competition a full day of professional sports coaches in school. This will include a breakfast 'Wake Up, Shake Up' session, lunch and after school clubs as well as morning and afternoon PE lessons.
Activity Idea: Spoon Ball
Check out this great idea for a game from some of the pupils at Ibstock Junior School. Give it a go and get logging the activity.
Sherard Primary School Launch Move it Boom 2019
Sherard Primary School in Melton Mowbray launched Move it Boom to their pupils on Monday 7 October.
A launch assembly got all the children excited about getting active, logging their activities, upgrading their virtual robots and potentially winning a great prize for their school at the end of the competition in December.
There was also a special guest appearance from Morris, the Red Monkey mascot, who entertained the children with lots of demonstrations of the activities they could take part in and log on the Move it Boom website.
A huge well done
Congratulations to each and every school that took part in Move it Boom 2019. We hoped the competition would be the biggest one yet and, thanks to you, it was.
Over 130 primary schools across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland took part, with pupils logging an incredible 114,629 physical activities during the competition.
The winning schools were:
Buswells Lodge Primary School
The Hall Primary School
Leicester Islamic Academy
Land of Learning
Millfield L.E.A.D Academy
Rothley Church of England Primary School
Back for 2020
Move it Boom will return in Autumn 2020, and we're already hoping to go bigger and better again.