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North Somerset SGO Area

I am proud to have been the School Games Organiser (SGO) for the North Somerset Schools (78 infant, primary and secondary) since the introduction of the School Games in 2012 (Olympic Legacy). I am here to support schools and their wider communities with activity ideas during this challenging time of lockdown/social distancing . Shane German North Somerset SGO

The Chief Medical Officer's recommendations are that children strive for 60 active minutes per day;

 In children and young people, regular physical activity is associated with improved learning and attainment, better mental health and cardiovascular fitness, also contributing to healthy weight status.

Children and Young People (5 to 18 years)

• Children and Young People should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week.  This can include all forms of activity such as physical education, active travel, after-school activities, play and sports. 

• Children and young people should engage in a variety of types and intensities of physical activity across the week to develop movement skills, muscular fitness and bone strength.  

• Children and young people should aim to minimise the amount of time being spent being sedentary and when physically possible should break up long periods of not moving with at least light physical activity. 

Movement is Life

This video animation is a fantastic tool for supporting the understanding of young people (and adults) as to why physical activity and movement is so important to our well being.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYPRV-Ynilk

Updates and Files

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