The Sheriff’s Challenge is a series of activities for primary school-age children encouraging them to walk, run, swim and cycle.
Here at Rise part we compete in the running challenge. The ‘Running’ Challenge (AKA Active Mile / The Daily Mile) is FREE for Nottingham City schools to take part. Benefits include promoting better health and wellbeing, children being outdoors and active, improved concentration, attainment, behaviour and attendance.
The Sheriff’s challenge is a really simple way to measure the fitness of children throughout the course of a school year as well as promoting our four PE drivers that link in well with the Sheriff’s challenge concept, respecting the rules of the task, demonstrating resilience when situations may get a little tricky, collaborating with others (how can we support each other) and being aware of our own and others emotions whilst participating in activity
Pupils get the opportunity to run around ours track that is marked on the school playground, the track measures 50 meters for KS1 and 100 metres for KS2. Pupils are encouraged to run the Sheriff’s challenge with their class teacher a minimum of three times per week in slots that work for that class, it can be ran in school uniform, making the children energised through movement and has transferred positively into the classroom. Pupil laps are recorded over the course of the school year and our children are able to see how many laps they have ran easily with the aid of our Sheriff’s Challenge whiteboards that are updated by our Sheriff’s challenge monitors.
Throughout the week pupils are able to compete against others and even themselves to achieve personal bests. The winning class from each key stage is awarded the Sheriff challenge cup until the next week
Most importantly at Rise Park we want children to understand the need to be active and at the same time enjoy being active.
The City Mayor has challenged all City schools to cumulatively Walk, Jog or Run around the world which equates to a staggering 25,000 Miles. The great thing about the Sheriffs Challenge is that other City schools will be taking part and this gives an opportunity to compete virtually against other schools. Who will top the leader board?
Here is the link, please feel free to check out how our school is doing in comparison with others: