School’s Out For Shake Ups

17 Jul 2017 11:52 AM

We’re supporting Change4Life’s 10 Minute Shake Ups programme with Disney this summer.

We’re working with Disney and Public Health England (PHE) to get children between the ages of five and 12 active over the summer holidays.

The number of children meeting the recommended amount of physical activity – that’s 60 minutes a day as recommended by PHE – drops by 40% between the ages of five to 12. And a new study by PHE and Disney reveals that the majority of 5-11 year-olds feel happier, more confident and more sociable when they’re active.

Tackling inactivity is a key part our Towards an Active Nation strategy, and we’re using National Lottery funding to support families and children to get active together

Mike Diaper, director of children and young people

That’s why we’re proud to support the 10 Minute Shake Ups. The programme offers fun, 10-minute activities featuring their favourite Disney characters as inspiration.  Each activity can be done anywhere with small or large groups of friends.

Just 23% of boys and 20% of girls meet the recommended level of activity. And one in five children starting primary school or overweight or obese. That rises to more than a third by the time they leave. 

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