Move & Learn Project

Our six-week Move & Learn project combines physical activity and classroom lessons to teach children the importance of active lifestyles, nutrition and hydration.

About the Move & Learn Project

Underpinned by the unique Joy of Moving methodology, the Move & Learn project is aimed at inspiring children of 9-10 years old of all abilities to move through play. We know that it’s important to get this age range moving, as data from Sport England shows that only 22% of children from Year groups 5 – 6 are active every day. The Move & Learn project has been developed in partnership with the English Football League Trust (EFL Trust) and delivered with support from the Scottish Professional Football League Trust (SPFLT) and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and the Community Club Organisations across the UK and Ireland.

Taking part in the six-week course gives each child nine hours of learning through fun games and exercises inspired by the Joy of Moving methodology. During the Move & Learn project, children learn the importance of physical activity, the connection between the body & mind, meal planning, hydration and balanced diets based on the Eatwell Guide.


Developed in the UK with EFL Trust


Don't take our word for it

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    of teachers would recommend the Move & Learn project to other schools/colleagues.
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    of teachers felt children had a better understanding of the importance of physical activity.
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    of teachers felt children would have a more positive attitude towards nutrition in the future.
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    of children felt more positive about exercise after taking part.

Ready to get involved?

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Club Community Organisations

The Move & Learn project and Joy of Moving Festivals are facilitated by local community club organisations across the UK and Ireland. If you'd like to learn more about running the project, get in touch by clicking the button below.
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If you're interested in having a Move & Learn project or Joy of Moving Festival run at your school, or want to learn more and get involved with the Joy of Moving programme, click the button below.

Please note all images and videos were created pre the outbreak of COVID-19 and the government social distancing guidance.