Welcome to Off The Canvas

We are Off The Canvas powered By The Better You Academy LTD

The Better You Project wants to make a difference.
A difference to people’s health.
A difference to people’s emotional health and well-being.
And a difference to the life chances of each and every child that engages with the project.

The Better You project will provide an outstanding PE curriculum. A PE curriculum full of enriched and challenging activities. Lesson plans and videos that will support staff in the development of their own PE teaching skills and assessment opportunities to identify the most talented whilst celebrating the participation and development of all.


Fun Lessons for EYFS


Skill Building Lessons for Year 1 and 2


Engaging Lessons for Year 3 and 4


Challenging Lessons for Years 5 and 6


Detailed Short Term Lesson Plans


School years

Example Lesson Plans

Year 1 and 2 Multi Skills (Throwing and Catching)

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Year 5 and 6 Dodgeball

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Case Studies

Savannah Marshall

Summarising an awe-inspiring career so far is a challenge!
Savannah discovered boxing at 12 when she joined the local boxing club after seeing a boy showing off his trophy in the street, she decided there and then, she wanted one!
The club she joined was known as the Hartlepool Headland Boys Club. The name of the club alone would normally put females off from walking through the doors.

After a childhood of sparring with boys and showing she has what it takes the sign above the door was soon changed. An illustrious amateur career followed, including winning a World Title in China in 2012. Savannah then became a member of the Team GB Boxing squad, representing Great Britain at London 2012, and Rio 2016 Olympics. In 2014 she took Gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Savannah turned professional in 2017, signed by US legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and subsequently made her pro debut in Nevada, USA. Returning to the UK later that year, she linked up with her long term trainer Peter Fury, and in 2019 she secured a promotional contract with industry leaders Matchroom. At the end of what was an uncertain year in 2020, Savannah became WBO middleweight World Champion defeating Hannah Rankin at Wembley Arena to take home the coveted belt! Savannah defended her title in London on April 10th beating Maria Lindberg convincingly with a stoppage win.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Better You Project is an all new educational programme designed to improve the physical, emotional and mental health and well-being of children from the ages of 3-11.

Packed full of resources, session plans, and videos featuring Savannah Marshall – including lessons learned from her journey to the top of the boxing world; the Better You Project is ready to make a huge difference to the life styles and life chances of our children; inspiring them all to achieve their hopes and dreams – just like Savannah.

The Physical education and School Sports membership is your go to place for everything you need to deliver an outstanding PE education to your pupils.

Sign up for the programme and receive:

  • Personalised and Bespoke PE Curriculum Map
  • Progressive Schemes of Work 
  • Sequential Long Term, Medium Term and Short Term Planning 
  • Easy to Use Assessment Tool
  • All Units of Work Include Supportive Videos, Progressive Vocabulary, Assessment, Relevant Learning Objectives and Links to the National Curriculum
  • Over 75 Fun Lessons for Early Years Provision
  • Over 80 Skill Building Lessons for Years 1 and 2
  • Over 108 Engaging Lessons for Years 3 and 4
  • Over 96 Challenging Lessons for Years 5 and 6
  • Over 359 Detailed Short Term Lesson Plans Providing Ongoing CPD for School Staff

The Better You PSHCE and Character Building Curriculum offers a unique approach of teaching PSHCE to children aged 3-11. 

Including sets of teaching road maps, lesson plans, resources and introductory videos featuring Savannah Marshall – The Better You PSHCE Curriculum will equip our children and young with the personal skills, character development and key knowledge to stay healthy, safe and prepared for life.

To buy the Physical Education and School sports membership £1500 for 1 year
To buy the PSHCE and Character Building Programme £1500 for 1 year
To buy both Programmes £2500 for 1 year

The subscription is for a 12 month period. A renewal will be sent out 28 days before the expiry of the existing arrangement.

In a nutshell yes. All elements of the PE and PSHCE curriculum are considered and planned for.

There are online guides and videos talking staff members through every step of The Better You programme – although bespoke CPD packages are available on request.

All units will be complete and online by July 2023

Most Schools will have the equipment in school needed to deliver both programmes. For schools that don’t, our website has a direct link to  our recommended supplier who will be able to provide you with easy to access, discounted equipment.

There is a dedicated email address for all sales and technical support enquiries. This is contact@thebetteryouacademy.co.uk