Active Schools is about fun and inclusive physical activity for all.
It encourages schools to be creative in their planning, to reach out to students for their ideas and to approach their local community for support. We need to find ways to get everyone moving more and sitting less. Active Schools gives ideas to teachers to find ways to energise the school day with regular active breaks and by integrating physical activity with learning.
There are so many ways to be active and ‘one size doesn’t fit all’. Decreasing youth physical activity levels is a worldwide problem which requires a collaborative response. Changing habits and getting people more active is a challenge and in addressing this challenge, there is a clear need to start at a young age, including in educational settings.