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Reopening of schools vital to boost activity levels

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Children’s activity levels have fallen during lockdown
The hugely important role played by schools in helping children build a healthy relationship with sport and physical activity is being emphasised as they reopen.

Sport England’s chief executive Tim Hollingsworth said: “Large numbers of children tell us that not being at school has negatively impacted on their ability to get active”.

So with schools across England now reopening, this is a crucial time to help children increase the amount of sport and activity they’re doing.

We know from the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey that when young people are active, it doesn’t just benefit their physical health – there’s strong evidence they’re happier, more resilient and more trusting of others, and there’s a strong association between young people being active and better mental health.   

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Posted on 4th September 2020