Schools gear up for Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up

The Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up with Disney campaign is back and encouraging families to ‘Just Keep Moving’ this summer to help children reach the 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity they need each day.

There will be 3.6 million 10 Minute Shake Up campaign wall charts being distributed to primary schools that receive the Schools Fruit and Veg Scheme (SFVS)from this week.

Primary school teachers will also receive teaching resources for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, which link directly to the national curriculum: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools/.

The teaching resources will make it easier for teachers to deliver physical activity throughout the school day with new 10 Minute Shake Ups linked to lesson and break times, a full Finding Dory PE lesson for each key stage and take home activities.

The target of the campaign is all families with children aged 5-11.to address the issue that currently not enough kids are getting the 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity recommended per day.

The campaign will also communicate the significant benefits of achieving this, alongside the harmful effects of not moving enough. Physical activity is beneficial for a child’s physical, social and mental wellbeing.

Just 21% of boys and 16% of girls currently meet the national recommended level of activity of 60 minutes each day.

Public Health England will also be sending out details of a summer healthy living campaign soon to schools registered for the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS).

Schools can get more information about  the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme on the NHS choices website http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/5ADAY/Pages/Schoolscheme.aspx.


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Published: 08/07/2016
Audience: Headteachers, healthy living/eating leads, teachers
Contact: Thomas Atcheson

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