STAND UP FOR LOUIS DAY 2021

#StandUpForLouis Day Schools Challenge 2021 is a national challenge to promote physically active classroom environments, supported by Thrombosis UK, Youth SportTrust and Schools Active Movement. We provide all resources to make this an informative and fun challenge for all, including a specially designed set of exercises for pupils to carry out at their desks.

The campaign aims to educate young people of the risks and consequences of developing Deep Vein Thrombosis from prolonged sitting, symptoms to recognise and when to seek help.

When will it take place? It will take place on 9th June 2021, but don’t worry if this day is not convenient, you can run your StandUpForLouis Day any day of that week.

Sitting for just 90 minutes reduces blood flow behind the knees by 50% increasing your risk of a DVT

postcard sample sitting for 90 minutes

Schools signed up

Drayton Green Primary School, Ealing.
Ash Grove Primary School, Pontefract.
Blackpool FC Sports College, Blackpool.
Barnhill School, Hayes.
St Martins School, West Drayton.
Chiltern Primary School, Hull.
All Saints’ CE Junior Academy, Hessle.
St Anne’s School and Sixth Form College, Brough.
Elliston Primary Academy, Cleethorpes.
The Wilfred Owen School, Shrewsbury.
St. Mary Queen of Martyrs VC Academy, Hull.
Harlington Upper School, Bedfordshire.
Wheeler Primary School, Hull.
Featherstone SSP, Southall.
Weelsby Academy, Grimsby.
Woodland Middle School, Bedfordshire.

Why your school should get involved

Children and young people should minimise the amount of time spent being sedentary (sitting) for extended periods. Evidence indicates that sedentary behaviours are associated with DVT and also obesity and other non-communicable diseases. Because being aware of the risks and understanding the symptoms of DVT may just prevent a tragedy.

You can download the Teacher’s Guide HERE. Please sign up below.

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We would like to participate in StandUpForLouis Day and receive our resources pack.

Once you have signed up you will receive an email with a link to all our resources. If you have not heard back within 24 hours please let us know.

    postcard example

    Along with your e-resources we will send you a selection of FREE informative postcards, produced by ThrombosisUK, for pupils to take home, (also included as printable A4 posters in your e-resources). Example above.