Change4Life is a national campaign that aims to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent people becoming overweight by encouraging them to eat better and move more. Read on to find out more about how your school can get involved.
Primary Change4Life Sports
Primary sports clubs have been created to increase physical activity levels in less active seven to nine-year-olds through multi-sport themes.
School Games Organisers (SGOs) have been tasked with delivering these clubs locally. The clubs strive to create an exciting and inspirational environment for children to engage in school sport. Over time the clubs will ensure that they take part in lifelong sport and physical activity, thus reducing the risk of chronic disease in later life.
Childhood Obesity Plan
The Government's plan to reduce the rates of childhood obesity in England in the next 10 years was released in August 2016. The plan includes an ambition that all children will take part in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day and that primary schools will contribute at least 30 minutes of this activity across the school day for every pupil. Change4Life Sports Clubs can help schools meet this target as a targeted club for the least active pupils.
How can I find out more?
A range of guidance and resources are available to support your school in establishing and refreshing your own Chanage4Life Sports Club. In addition, we would recommend that schools contact their local School Games Organiser (SGO) for advice and guidance for setting up a Change4Life Sports Club in their school. For SGOs requiring assistance with this, you can find an array of helpful guidance documents via the resource library of your dashboard. You can also get in touch with us directly.
What support is on offer?
If you’ve already set up a Change4Life Sports Club in your school, the C4L website offers a wide variety of free downloadable resources to help you. In addition, there is a toolkit full of ideas to help your clubs plan and deliver celebratory events – click here to see what’s available (registration required).
If you need more equipment to help your club run, our partners at Youth Sport Direct offer an excellent range of products which we would encourage you to investigate – click here to see what you can get.
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