Jonathan Bhowmick

Founder and CEO

Action Mats Ltd

Formally a playground designer for twenty years, Jonathan Bhowmick's knowledge of children's physical needs, helped form the catalyst for a unique resource to encourage movement in all children globally, thanks to the simple graphics printed onto each mat that show what to do and how to do it. Action Mats' resources are for Early Years, Primary ages and for SEND children. 

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Global Learning

15 November 2022 | 10:30 - 10:50 | English | Action Mats = fitness through play

Jonathan Bhowmick, founder of Action Mats Ltd, is the host of a session looking at the importance of physical activity and exercise in children, with a particular emphasis on early years and primary ages. The link to wellbeing and learning will be explored as well as the development of resilience, trust, teamwork and collaboration that are engendered through PE.

Amongst other things, Covid and the associated privations, has meant increased inactivity levels and increased social isolation, particularly in children, which harms mental health, and which can have long-lasting detrimental effects. The presentation will look at strategies to develop teamwork and social (soft) skills through physical activity based games and challenges.

 

Skills Development Training

17 November 2022 | 14:45 - 15:15 | English | Action Mats = fitness through play

Jonathan Bhowmick, founder of Action Mats Ltd, is the host of a session looking at the importance of physical activity and exercise in children, with a particular emphasis on early years and primary ages. The link to wellbeing and learning will be explored as well as the development of resilience, trust, teamwork and collaboration that are engendered through PE.

Amongst other things, Covid and the associated privations, has meant increased inactivity levels and increased social isolation, particularly in children, which harms mental health, and which can have long-lasting detrimental effects. The presentation will look at strategies to develop teamwork and social (soft) skills through physical activity based games and challenges.

The session will be an interactive one in which members of the audience will be asked to join in and get moving in order to put themselves in the place of the children and join in the activities. It will be a unique workshop for GESS that sees the audience members getting active and having some fun.