Herbert Morrison Football Team unveil their new kit.

When you wear a kit or a uniform it means that you are part of a wider and bigger group.
Can you name any of the teams that these football kits belong to?

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Some are more well known than others!
But I am sure that anyone who has put on these kits have felt pride.
The plain red shirt is the shirt worn by The England team when they won their only World Cup in 1966.
Herbert Morrison have a new kit.

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The colours reflect our P.E. kit, but also needed to be a different colour to our ‘burgundy’ kit. We still need to add a badge, but what do you think about the kit? Let us know.
Hopefully, all players now and in the future will wear the kit with pride as they represent Herbert Morrison!

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One-third of all children over-weight

When you read a statement like the one above it can seem shocking, but it is something to seriously consider. Research in the UK suggests that one in every three children between the age of 2 and 15 are over-weight, which may lead to medical difficulties later in life.

What do you think should be done about this concern?

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One thing that has been done is to either reduce the amount of sugar in some soft drinks or to raise the prices of those drinks high in sugar.
One can of fizzy drink can sometimes contain more than the total amount of sugar you should have in one day!

On a different subject but still P.E. connected – read this quote and tell us what you think it is saying about sport.

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Finally, keep up the exercise and taking part in sport. Don’t forget to have fun too?

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Why is exercise good for us?

It is always good to be reminded of the benefits of exercise and not too long ago I shared some of these ideas in an assembly at Herbert Morrison.
We used clues to try and work out some good things about doing exercise.

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Perhaps you can work out from the clues some of the reasons why exercise is important for us as humans?
But I will share a few ideas:
Firstly, you will not grow muscles like ‘the Hulk’, but exercise will help your bones and muscles grow well.
The picture of the cat thinking that he is a lion is because sport and exercise can boost confidence in many people.
The heart is because exercise keeps our hearts healthy – at rest our hearts beat about 50 times a minute, but during exercise it may beat up to 160 times.
Finally, there is a set of weighing scales – regular exercise(between 30 minutes and 1 hour each day) helps control our body weight.

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From the clues you can see that there are many more positive reasons for exercise.
Walking, running, swimming, a team sport – whatever you choose it should have positive benefits for you – so give exercise a go! Good luck!

Steady start to sport at Herbert Morrison 2017

The 2017/18 sporting season is up and running at Herbert Morrison.
Lots of after-school clubs are up and running from football to taekwondo to gymnastics.

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Competitions started with cross country and Saturday football league underway.

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Great to see so many children showing their ability in a range of sports and during P.E. lessons. Keep up the good work.
Remember ‘Healthy body, healthy mind’.

New Year and New Opportunities

After the summer break we are now getting back into full-flow with sport at Herbert Morrison. A number of clubs are up and running and gymnastics our new club will be starting next week. Our Saturday Football league team is making ready for a new challenging and competitive season, and we are beginning to organise other competitions for as many children as possible.
The pictures below show that there are always opportunities for people to take part in sport.

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The Premier League has begun for elite footballers and the Invictus Games is due to start for those injured or affected during combat.

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Whatever your sporting interests – get out and give things a go and have fun as a new sporting year at Herbert Morrison dawns.

Inspirational Athletes

As we come to the very end of sporting year at Herbert Morison, it is fitting that taking place during this week are the ‘World Para Athletics Championships’, where athletes with disabilities from around the world have come to London to compete. If ever there were inspirational people to get us all motivated to do sport and just try our best to exercise, I think it is the stories and abilities of the para-Olympians.

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Jonnie Peacock won his 100 metres race for men who have had a leg amputated below the knee.
One of the wheel-chair athletes pictured above, suffered a farming accident, and became paralysed from the waist down at the age of 14, but wanted to show and make her dad proud that she can do things well. She has already won a gold medal.
So, if perhaps you are worried what others might say about you doing sport or taking part in a competition, try not to be, there are so many benefits from exercise and sport.
I hope all the children and families of Herbert Morrison have a safe, active sporting summer.

Sporting Competitions come to an end this year

Boys from year 6 completed the last of our sports competitions by attending a football tournament at Ferndale Sports Centre.
The competition was the probably the toughest of the year, as it was the last year 6 football competition of the year.
On another day with a bit of luck we could have progressed further, but on this occasion we only managed to win one match. We were drawn in a difficult group which did not help our cause.

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Well done to all the players for giving it their best and learning that competition can be very challenging and involves a lot of hard work.
Thank you to all the children of Herbert Morrison for their efforts in sport this year. I hope you have been challenged but also had lots of fun!

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What have you enjoyed about sport and P.E. this year?