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Sport England has produced a new video and selection of resources, as well as investing in projects, to support children getting active this summer. Have fun and move more is the message from the new video aimed at encouraging children and young people to get active this summer.
The number of people using indoor sports facilities has gone up since all restrictions were lifted in July, with large support for coronavirus safety measures suggesting they’re giving people the confidence to return. The news comes from the latest wave of Sport England’s survey looking at people’s activity levels and attitudes towards activity throughout the pandemic.
Plans for a new pilot to help people exercise more and eat better have been laid out, as the government looks for a partner to help run the scheme. As part of the government’s healthy weight strategy, the new scheme will explore the best ways to incentivise adults to make healthier choices.
Green spaces can significantly benefit children’s physical, mental and social development – from infancy into adulthood. A discussion paper from UNICEF outlines the many benefits of green spaces on children’s health and development, as well as actions to improve access to green spaces.
Mind’s inquiry into secondary education and mental health – ‘Not Making the Grade: why our approach to mental health at secondary school is failing young people’ has revealed that almost all (96%) of young people surveyed across England, reported that their mental health had affected their schoolwork at some point.
England Netball has announced an extension of its partnership with the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) following three successful years. The partnership focuses on empowering members of the WI to engage, increase activity and prevent social isolation through the governing body’s popular Walking Netball programme.
The Association for Physical Education (afPE) has launched a report from its Education Taskforce which issues a clear call to government to put physical education at the heart of school life.