Tai Chi is becoming increasingly regarded as an ideal form of exercise, not only for adults, but for children as well.
Tai Chi for Schools
UK Tai Chi has been delivering ground-
At several schools across the country Tai Chi/Qigong is being undertaken with results proving that, not only does it have physical benefits, but Tai Chi can also have a positive effect on a child’s mental abilities.
For example, following a session of Tai Chi, children have gone on to show considerable improvements in their exam performance and at a basic classroom level improved their behaviour and concentration
Tai Chi also breaks down barriers and encourages pupils who may dislike P.E., (its sweaty), are culturally exempt from mainstream sports, who feel physically unable to take part in more immediately demanding sports or who shy away from team games. This broad accessibility means that every child undertaking a course can derive great benefits in self-
In order to support training we offer the resource 'Chi for Children -
Improve your Childrens Health and ©Create Calmer Classrooms
The programme contains exercises for mind and body, to help improve concentration and attention levels.
• Regular practice improves general health & wellbeing.
• The programme provides an opportunity for all pupils to participate in a traditional but innovative form of exercise for schools.
• Tai Chi breaks down barriers and encourages pupils who normally dislike, or who are culturally exempt from mainstream sports.
• Tai Chi can be practiced anywhere/anytime. parents/carers/teachers would benefit from being involved in this art.
Yorkshire Primary PE and Sport Premium Awards 2016
I am very pleased to hear that Moortown Primary School, Leeds has won an award at the Yorkshire PE and Sport Premium Awards 2016. The event was hosted by Olympic bronze medallist Steve Parry, Moortown received their award for West Yorkshire winners in the Broader Sporting Experience category.
Quote: ‘Your application fulfilled criteria, sustainability and creating a measurable impact on pupils.’
Moortown Primary has embraced Tai Chi. When I was invited in to the school to deliver 'Chi for Children' I was very impressed by the overall acceptance and openness to a different exercise experience'. I am very pleased for the school, staff and especially the students.
See more about the school on www.moortown.leeds.sch.uk
How Moortown worked towards their achievement:
“The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-
UK Tai Chi runs highly acclaimed ‘Train the Trainer’ courses. Giving teachers/teaching assistants the opportunity to learn how teach Tai Chi themselves. Thus offering sustainability for schools and ongoing opportunity to offer this holistic Art to all pupils in the school and community. This training comes in 3 modules and you can read more in this website under ‘Teacher Training.
Contact Betty for more information.