Our school does a lot to try and encourage children into walking to and from school. Their initiatives help cut down on traffic and bad driving around the school plus it promotes good habits of walking, fresh air and moments away from screens.
They have been holding Trainer Tuesdays for years and who doesn’t like to get their trainers on every now and then? If a trainer has been sized properly they can feel like slippers and I for one can get far too accustomed to my sports shoes and fall into the habit of wearing them all the time.
I also think owning a pair of trainers is a rite into The Land of Being Cool.
I wasn’t the mum who kitted her babies in incy-wincy trainers – they kick them off all the time so I couldn’t see the point and until now the girls have used the trainers and shoes I have found on my shopping journeys, bought because they were on special offer, cute, pretty, fun. Whatever ticked the box on that particular shopping expedition.
So when SportsShoes got in touch and invited me to take a look at their collection I was really pleased to find some very girly trainers in there too, shoes I knew my two would love.
SportsShoes asked ‘The government promised to support the Olympic legacy and invest £100 million into primary school sports.* Do you feel that your children’s school has a suitable amount of outdoor space for sport and enough hours of PE teaching a week?
Well actually the Koalas have two PE sessions a week, one indoor and one outdoor, this is one more than Reception year. It also means double kit, plimsoles for indoors and trainers for outside along with tracksuits and jackets in case of it being cold.
The initial outlay at the beginning of the year is quite expensive and I have made sure that everything is properly named as I have seen them getting changed here at home where clothes end up all over the place, trouble is I forgot to name vests and we are already two down one month into term.
I am very happy with our schools view on PE, the classes they give and the areas we have available. The girls always chat happily about their physical education lessons. They sound like a lot of fun. I’m also really happy they do Trainer Tuesdays and the girls will come home with a sticker to show they walked to school too that day.
Have you noticed your primary school investing in sports?
Disclosure: We were sent two pairs of trainers shown in the photo by SportsShoes who have a fabulous collection of shoes for all ages.