New #ActiveLivesChildren survey data explores how children and young people FEEL about sport & physical activity!
1️⃣Physically literate children do twice as much activity. The more of the five elements of physical literacy - enjoyment, confidence, competence, understanding and knowledge - children have, the more active they are.
2️⃣Enjoyment is the biggest driver of activity levels. Despite the majority of children (68%) understanding that sport and activity is good for them, understanding had the least impact on activity levels.
3️⃣Children who have all five elements of physically literacy report higher levels of happiness, are more trusting of other children, and report higher levels of resilience (continuing to try if you find something difficult).
4️⃣Physical literacy decreases with age. As children grow older, they report lower levels of enjoyment, confidence, competence, and understanding.
5️⃣There are important inequalities that must be tackled e.g. girls and those from less affluent families are less likely to enjoy being active.
We are officially into the one week countdown for the Level 3 County Durham Winter School Games 2019 🎉
Competitions will take part across 4 venues; Louisa Centre, Maiden Castle, Spennymoor Leisure Centre and Bishop Barrington.
We look forward to welcoming schools from across the county!
❤️ we are inspired after reading so many wonderful #WorldDownSyndromeDay stories and seeing the impact that sport and physical activity is having!