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Losing your sports hall can be a major setback for any school or community centre. It can make it difficult to hold sporting events, physical education classes, and other activities that require a large indoor space.

However, there are several things you can do to continue providing sports and recreation opportunities for your students or participants.

1. Embrace the outdoors

The great outdoors is a fantastic place for physical activity. Take your students outside for some simple ball games or running activities. If the weather does not permit this then you could do mindful activities or use fitness equipment, such as jump ropes, resistance bands, and exercise balls.

2. Get creative with your programming

If you can’t find a suitable alternative venue, you may need to get creative with your programming. This could involve offering outdoor activities such as running, swimming, or biking. You could also offer activities that don’t require a lot of space, such as yoga, pilates, or dance.

3. Get parents involved

Parents can be a valuable resource for physical education programs. Ask them to volunteer their time to help with activities or to donate equipment, this can also help them to engage with their child’s physical activity. 

4. Collaborate with other organisations

If your school loses its sports hall there may be other organisations in your area that do. Reach out to local parks, recreation centres, and other areas to see if they would be willing to let you use their facilities.

5. Be patient and flexible

Losing your sports hall may be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to derail your physical education program. With a little creativity and flexibility, you can still provide your students with the opportunity to be active and healthy.

Use online resources instead of a sports hall

There are several online resources that you can use to provide sports and recreation opportunities for your participants. This includes access to virtual workouts, yoga classes, and other fitness programs. You can also use online resources to find information about local sporting events and activities.

If you lose your sports hall, PE Office is a great online resource that can help you to keep your physical education program going. With its wide variety of activities and resources, you can find plenty of ways to get your students moving and learning, even if you don’t have access to a traditional sports hall.

If you would like to learn more about the PE Office then call 01909 776900, send an email to or take a look at the resources here.