Huff & Puff

The aim of the Huff & Puff initiative is to promote physical activity in schools by structuring informal play at lunch and break times, to enable pupils to participate in a range of traditional and non-traditional games and activities.

The Initiative has been enhanced by the training of playground leaders, who will lead playground games, hand out equipment and buddy individuals in order to create fun, active and safe playgrounds. Lunchtime supervisors have also been trained to manage the playground leaders and create playground games.

Research evidence from other similar projects has shown that pupils are not only healthier by being physically active but incidents of antisocial behaviour at lunchtime have been significantly reduced. Pupils are also more responsive to study in the afternoon.

Click below for Huff & Puff summary and lunchtime supervisors workshop notes.

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    Somerset CCG
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK