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New Plan to Help Children Get Active

More satellite clubs and greater opportunities for children to get active through their school.

The Government’s new School Sport and Activity Action Plan has been hailed as a great step forward by our chief executive Tim Hollingsworth.

With our Active Lives Survey showing that a third of children are currently doing fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day, the Government has developed a plan to give children greater opportunity to access 60 minutes of daily sport and physical activity.

The new plan sets out a range of new measures to strengthen the role of physical activity within a young person’s daily routine, to explain how teachers and parents can play their part, and to promote a joined-up approach to physical activity and mental wellbeing.

We'll invest an additional £2 million to create 400 new after-school ‘satellite clubs’ to get more young people from disadvantaged areas active, as well as additional funding to better coordinate sport programmes and competitions for young people.

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