Nordic4 Schools

Katie Atkins, National Trainer for INWA and British Nordic Walking has 26 years teaching as a primary teacher with 12 years as a PE specialist (working with mainstream, gifted and talented and SEND pupils). Katie also holds a Level 4 Diploma in Coaching Pedagogy in Physical Education Environments.

Nordic4Schools walking courses for Children and Teens provide a chance to learn a new activity whilst having fun in the fresh air all year round. Suitable for all, nordic walking provides a break from technology works upper and lower body muscles, increases balance, coordination, core strength and fine and gross motor skills.

"Having the opportunity to enthuse our children in a fun and easily accessible sport is something we have looked to do for years. Nordic4Kids is exactly what we had been looking for! In addition Nordic4Kids has provided our children with an excellent level of pastoral care, helping them to grow as individuals as well as active sports people."

Stoke Bishop Primary School

Nordic4 Kids

Primary School (Y3 - Y6)

Available on your school site in curriculum time. Sessions tailored to individual needs.

Suitable for all: Nordic4Kids (Y3-Y6)

What do we teach?

Nordic4Kids teaches children to Nordic walk, run, skip and jump using all these skills in a fun and varied programme. It works upper and lower body muscles, increasing balance, coordination, core strength and helps develop fine and gross motor skills.

Our Nordic4 Kids Programme, is centred around Physical Literacy enabling all pupils to succeed and feel successful through differentiated teaching and skills applied in games and through walking.

I can’t believe how fun it was.  At the end of the day I’m normally very tired but I think because it was new and different and outside I loved it and I found lots of energy. It made me feel good and I was excited with all the different activities. It has helped me want to try more new sports. I didn’t know walking could be so exciting! First of all I was worried as I didn’t have any close friends doing it but I made new friends and it was fun. I think I can exercise for longer now.  - Y5 Pupil

The sessions engage pupils in their surroundings, noticing the seasons and nature, making the most of being outside in the fresh air.

Playing Nordic makes me happy. I like to chat and walk. It has taught me about leaves and stuff. I want to carry on. It’s nice to have fresh air. Y4 Pupil

Location

Sessions can take place on your school site. Poles are provided.

Who is this session for?

Y3- Y6 – all abilities to include OT/ Pupil Premium/ SEND pupils and those with low self esteem or low fitness levels.

 

Katie Atkins would love to meet you to discuss arrangements suited to your school. We can provide sessions tailored to your children’s individual needs.

Nordic4 Teens

Secondary School (Y7 - Y13)

Available on your school field site or off site on Downs, Blaise Castle Estate, Ashton Court, Leigh Woods in curriculum time (Schools to provide transport off site). Sessions tailored to individual needs.

What do we teach?

Nordic4 Teens provides Teens (Y7-Y13) with a chance to learn a new activity whilst having fun in the fresh air all year round. Fully inclusive, Nordic walking provides a break from technology, works upper and lower body muscles, increases balance, coordination, core strength and fine and gross motor skills.

Pupils will learn how to increase fitness and understand how their body responds and moves in exercise as well as enjoying “time out” in the fresh air.

Nordic walking really is exercise for the body and relaxation for the mind - Petrina

From a Pastoral point of view, getting Young people out and about exercising in the fresh air with an opportunity to walk and talk has never been so important.

Location

Sessions can take place on your school site or off site on a site agreed to with you. Poles are provided.

Off site the Teens will have an opportunity to explore new walking routes all year round with us and learn about wildlife and the varied terrain of Ashton Court, Blaise Castle Estate, Downs or Leigh Woods.

We can also provide opportunities for pupils to prepare for their D of E Expeditions by providing back pack training.
Backpacks can be incorporated into all sessions for those training for Bronze, Silver, Gold with walkers increasing their backpack weights steadily over time and learning how to use their poles to aid carrying heavy packs up and down hills, adapting their technique to varying terrain.

If had not been for my poles I would not have been able to do D of E. But I now have my Bronze Yay! - Emily

Who is this session for?

Y7-Y13 all abilities to include OT / Pupil Premium/ SEND pupils and those with low self esteem or low fitness levels.

 

Katie Atkins would love to meet you to discuss arrangements suited to your school. We can provide sessions tailored to your children’s individual needs.

"I love the walking and talking, your conversations just evolve . You just feel so good."

Tom

Nordic4 Teens

"It’s kinda like you are away from everything that stresses you out. It clears your mind."

Annabel

Nordic4Teens

All lessons and classes are fully RA, Katie and fellow instructor have fully enhanced DBS and are qualified British Nordic Walking Instructors.

For Schools: Lessons for courses are also available on school sites, during or after school by arrangement.