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There is strong evidence that regular physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits for children and young people. Benefits of physical activity include; strong bones and muscles, healthy heart, lungs and arteries, improved coordination, balance, posture and flexibility, as well as a reduced risk of becoming overweight or obese.
Physical activity not only supports the physical health of a child, but it also promotes social and psychological wellness as well as cognitive function. Evidence also suggests it can boost cognitive function and engagement in academic learning!
Being more physically active is inherently good for a child’s health, NOW and in the FUTURE!
Schools and parents can go far in supporting children to move more throughout each day, the UK Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines provide recommendations on the frequency, intensity, duration and types of physical activity at different life stages, from early to later years. Benefits are accrued over time, but it is never too late to gain health benefits from taking up any amount of physical activity.
Through an Active Durham Partnership consisting of dedicated practitioners within County Durham Sport, Education Durham PE Advisor, School Games Organisers, School Sport Partnerships and Public Health, the following material has been collated, created or designed within this central Active 30 Hub to support school staff and parents to improve the amount of opportunities children can be physically active during their time at home and at school.
We hope to continue to support you by centralising this material and don’t forget to pop back for new resource additions.
Click on the links to open some ideas. It’s time to get moving!
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Early Years (EYFS)
Early Years (EYFS) The UK Chief Medical Officer recommends the following guidelines for Under 5’s: Babies less than 1-year-old...
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 1 (6-7 year olds) The UK Chief Medical Officer recommends the following guidelines for children of...
Key Stage 2
Key Stage 2 (8-11 year olds) The UK Chief Medical Officer recommends the following guidelines for children of...