Discover this free video-based PE lesson platform for girls aged 13-16…
Created by Hopscotch Consulting in partnership with Sport England, Studio You is a new digital platform designed to help PE teachers engage the least-active teenage girls with exercise.
Part of the This Girl Can campaign, Studio You provides free video-based lessons that help students feel confident exercising, and make being active fun.
1 | Co-created with girls
Teenage girls were consulted throughout the development of Studio You, to ensure the video-based lessons incorporated what they wanted while meeting curriculum requirements.
With findings from Sport England’s Secondary Teacher Training programme showing that less active girls are turned off by the competitive nature of many PE lessons, Studio You focuses on self-improvement over competition.
The platform also offers new ways of bringing PE to life through alternative activities such as yoga, Pilates and barre – disciplines girls told us they wanted to try.
2 | Developed using teacher insight
Having been developed in close collaboration with PE teachers, Studio You is purposefully built to be flexible, simple to use and easy to incorporate into lesson planning.
It supports curriculum delivery, while offering alternative disciplines for you and your students to explore together.
“Studio You has given me and my colleagues the confidence to teach girls new disciplines, particularly boxing and dance, that none of us had tried before. Plus, the fact that all the lessons are curriculum linked is fantastic!” – Secondary school PE Teacher, Leeds.
3 | Dedicated guidance
Once registered, you can browse through the available lesson videos, filtering by discipline and duration to find exactly what you’re looking for.
There are also supporting resources on the dedicated Teacher hub, so that even if you’re not a ‘yogi’ or ‘dance enthusiast’, you can still access breakdowns of the disciplines and their movements, as well as suggested schemes of work to help your class meet their goals.
The Studio You Twitter channel is a great starting place for sharing tips and receiving the latest updates.
4 | Supported by experts
All Studio You video lessons have been created alongside the Association for Physical Education and the governing body for group exercise, EMD UK.
You can therefore feel confident that you’re delivering comprehensive physical education that’s in line with the national curriculum.
The accompanying educator resources have been created with input from Activity Alliance – a national charity that’s a leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity – to provide teaching and technique points, movement modifications and tips on making lessons accessible to all students.
5 | Champions choice
With lack of choice proving to be a key barrier preventing teenage girls from actively engaging in their PE lessons, Studio You encourages them to instead have their say on the disciplines and lesson styles they want to participate in.
Through the Studio You app, lessons can be shared directly with students, allowing them to take part independently via a mobile or tablet device and focus on self-improvement by building confidence in their strength, stamina and flexibility.
Discover all the insight, resources and guidance the Studio You platform can offer you or your PE department to help get every student moving, and click here to register today!
Find out more at studio-you.co.uk or email studioyoupe@ hopscotchconsulting.co.uk.