On Our Marks helps communities become healthier by supporting schools and families to be more physically active.
By creating a culture of daily activity in school and engaging parents through ideas like ‘physical homework’, the project is helping to increase parental engagement, improve pupil behaviour and raise attainment.
On Our Marks aims to:
Share the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity with teachers and families
Support delivery of high quality physical education at school
Increase opportunities to be physically active and improve levels of physical activity
Create positive impacts on health and wellbeing, attainment and aspiration levels
Improve links between schools, families and local community groups
Using resources like ‘activity cards’, On Our Marks makes it easy and convenient for teachers, parents and carers to be active with children, offering:
1. Training, tools and support to teaching staff to make physical activity a fun, desirable and everyday activity within the school day. 2. Support and guidance to families on how to be physically active at home with everyday items such as socks, newspapers and tea-towels. 3. Opportunities to be active in the community by increasing access to coaching, clubs and facilities.
On Our Marks has been featured in tes.com and The National newspaper. The project was formed in 2017 with support from Norman and Pam Murray, in memory of their sons, Niall and Andrew.