Briefing: School Sport and Activity – Government Plan

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
July 31, 2019
Chris Hayes
Issues Covered
  • Delivering 60 minutes of sport and physical activity a day
  • Role of schools in sport and physical activity
  • Schools and local sport clubs working together
  • Sport and childhood obesity
Children's services and education, Culture and sport, Health, public health, adult social care, Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement
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School Games Review – Sport England (November 2016)

Council approaches to reducing obesity in Scotland and England. (October 2016)

Physical Activity and Health: Working Together to get the Nation Moving (August 2016)

Sport England: Towards an Active Nation Strategy 2016-21 (June 2016)

Draft Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (April 2016)

Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation (January 2016)

Obesity-related health problems: the next great public health challenge (May 2015)

Government “call to action” on obesity (October 2011)

The plan aims to provide school pupils in England with greater opportunities to access at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity every day including strengthening the role of physical activity within a young person’s daily routine, providing guidance on how teachers and parents can play their part, and promoting a joined-up approach to physical activity and mental wellbeing.

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