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'HASS' to help schools in the fight against childhood obesity...

Fit For Sport, the UK’s leaders in educating and engaging children through physical activity, fully support the government’s recent childhood obesity strategy and we will continue to strive towards inspiring every child to engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity each and every day. Click here to read our response to the Childhood Obesity Strategy.

One of the suggestions outlined in the recent strategy is that schools should be encouraging children to participate in a minimum of 30 minutes of activity during the school day. We at Fit For Sport have launched a ground-breaking online platform for schools to use in order to be able to monitor, track and improve children’s activity levels which will undoubtedly be key for schools to ensure that their pupils are participating in 30 minutes of activity a day.

'Active 4 Life'

  • Written by Dean Horridge on Friday 26 August 2016 in the category Active Schools.

There is a branding problem with physical education and what it takes to be ‘active’. Renaming it “Active 4 Life” would ensure everyone is engaged through fun activities which will last a lifetime.

25 inventive activities to try as a family this summer

  • Written by Oisin Fahim on Tuesday 19 July 2016 in the category Active Families.

The summer holidays are a time of the year that most families look forward to with excitement, the time to relax, recuperate and switch off. However, that downtime period can also lead to an increase in inactivity.

ukactive recently revealed that British school children are losing 80% of fitness gained during term time through ‘lazy summer holidays’ which frankly, isn’t acceptable.

The Benefits of Extended School Clubs

Health and Social Care reported in 2014/15 that more than 1 in 5 children in Reception, and 1 in 3 children in Year 6 were measured as obese or overweight. Worrying, right?

Primary school years can be the most vital years in any child’s future and ensuring that they participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day is an essential part of their development. As such, before and after school clubs can play a hugely significant role in encouraging physical activity and good dietary habits.

Creating an Active Playground

Playing the likes of football, basketball and tag in the playground during break and lunchtime isn’t for every child. However, since almost a quarter of the primary school day is spent in break and lunchtime, pro-active use of this time can help transform a pupils’ activity levels and school experience in a very positive way.

Fit For Sport's Kenny MacDonald named in England squad for Netball World Championships

Representing England in any sport is an honour that most of us could only dream of, but Fit For Sport’s very own Kenny Macdonald has realised his dream in sensational style. Kenny, who is site manager at East Sheen Primary School, has been named in the England squad for August's Netball World Championships in New Zealand.

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