Are you a primary or secondary school looking to offer something new to your staff or students to improve well-being, both physical and mental health? Whether you are a small or large school looking for a weekly class or a one-off session as part of a well-being week, or staff INSET day we have a range of workshops to suit your needs. Pilates is an excellent enhancement to the school curriculum, offering students the chance to try something new and build lifelong habits from a young age so they continue to be active, strong and flexible for life.
“First educate the child” Joseph Pilates
PILATES FOR STUDENTS
Inspiring primary and secondary pupils to lead active healthy lives, with Pilates classes designed to provide an introduction to Pilates and support the National Curriculum for PE. Focusing on the components of fitness to develop good posture, core strength and stability, mobility and flexibility, strength, technique, balance, control and coordination.
“The session was great the children loved it and I feel they gained a great deal from having an expert perform the session for them. The other teacher said their session was great too! Highlighting the children that held a particular pose well always makes them feel great too. I know the other classes are looking forward to next week!”
Mr Fletcher, Year 6 Teacher, Velmead Junior School (October 2020)
We had lots of fun putting their balance to the test, talking about how many vertebrae are in the spine, why its important to have a strong core, be flexible and encourage good posture! I was super impressed with how focused and engaged these Year 6 students were and they had lots of great questions for me at the end specifically how Pilates can support and assist their other sports and physical activities.
PILATES FOR TEACHERS AND STAFF
Focusing on staff and teacher well-being, these Pilates classes are designed to encourage staff to step away from their work, do something for themselves and provide that welcomed time out to focus, stretch and re-energise. Pilates is an excellent enhancement to the workplace and many employers now recognise the many health benefits of fitness classes at a time that is convenient for employees, bringing teams together.
“Bonnie led Pilates workshops at a staff wellbeing day we held in March 2020. Her approachable manner, professionalism and efficiency made it very easy to plan and work with her. Staff thoroughly enjoyed her sessions and it enabled them to consider how to fit Pilates into their everyday life.”
Katie Lye, Improvement Advisor, The Kite Academy Trust
Pilates workshops were delivered for the Kite Academy Trust as part of a well-being day hosted for their 450+ staff. Hosted at Lakeside Primary Academy, Frimley, the event gave staff the opportunity to try new activities, and inform them of well-being topics and products.
Single Workshop 45- minute duration: £75
This is up to a maximum of 29 students or staff participating in a class for educational purposes.
As standard for all bookings our instructor will arrive 15 minutes pre-event and stay for 15 minutes post-event. If you are hosting multiple sessions back-to-back, please note additional charges may apply for any additional time spent waiting on site between scheduled sessions.
Travel and Accommodation:
We are based in Camberley, Surrey. For schools further afield travel and accommodation costs may be charged on top of the fee. Please consider this when making your enquiry.
WHAT YOU NEED TO HOST PILATES WORKSHOP
- A suitable space for the class to take place – this could be a hall, classroom or field space (please note that class can only take place outside if the weather is warm and dry due to the nature of Pilates being mat based and not appropriate for cold weather as the session are not high intensity cardio activity). If you plan for class to take place outside please ensure that the hard ground or grass is level.
- Pilates or Yoga mats for all staff and students taking part where possible should be provided by the school. We strongly promote class teacher participation in student sessions to provide a positive role model. If you do not currently have yoga mats, PE mats may be suitable. Alternatively please get in touch to discuss as we have a stock of 15 mats that can be used or can direct you for where to purchase good quality but affordable mats.
- Staff and students should wear comfortable clothing (PE clothing) that they can easily move in and bare feet are requested for the class to assist in developing a strong balance, building strength and alignment of the body. Please ensure students and staff wear additional layers for any class taking place outside.
- Name labels for all students taking part where possible for easy recognition by the instructor and to promote individual feedback during exercises.
- A bottle of water to keep hydrated whilst exercising the mind and body!
- We may bring along some Pilates equipment to workshops where appropriate such as stability ball, overball and weighted balls, or bands. Sometimes we may ask the school to use in-house school resources such as beanbags to assist during balance exercises.
“All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system. Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.”