THE UK will play a leading role in the Action Learning for Children in Schools project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and as part of a series of events to mark the inaugural European Week of Sport, which runs between September 7 – 13.
The ALCIS project encourages children to reflect on different lifestyle choices in relation to physical activity, stress management and overall wellbeing to deliver long-term positive impacts.
The project will commence during the European Week of Sport with classes run for children between eight and 12 years old. It covers five EU Member States and is centrally coordinated by EuropeActive.
ukactive is running the project in the UK through a partnership with Fit for Sport. It will take place within 17 schools within the Fit for Sport network, where pupils and parents will be welcomed by trained Fit for Sport exercise professionals with a short shake up being run in the playground before school, active assemblies and playtime combined with a structured Physical Education class.
ukactive executive director Steven Ward said: “As ukactive’s Generation Inactive report outlined, we are facing an inactivity crisis amongst young people with only half of seven year olds meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines of 60 minutes of physical activity a day. This will have a multiplier effect with inactive kids becoming inactive adults and having their own inactive children.
“We therefore welcome the European Commission’s focus on children and young people as part of the European Week of Sport and hope it can be used to deliver positive impacts to young people’s health across the continent.”
Go backPosted on 3rd August 2015