Physical Health

We are now following the Active Movement programme, as detailed below:

Active Movement is a programme which is designed to address the fact that 1 in 10 children starting primary school are obese, rising to 1 in 4 at secondary school. Decreases in school PE time and access to playing fields mean only 16% of children play sport, the majority preferring to spend on average more than 6 hours a day in front of a screen.

The programme evolves with the children’s own mobility, communication, education and maturity. From nursery to secondary school, it constantly changes to educate and inspire children to reduce their sedentary behaviour and increase low-level activity as part of the home and school life.

The aim is for children and staff to enjoy the impact of reducing our sedentary behaviour by adding even low-level activity to their lives. This is what Active Movement does. We want children to feel differently about themselves and more confident. In turn, they should feel happier, more energetic, more creative and more self-aware in order to reshape their mindset to help re-energise their life.

The aim of Active Movement is to establish a behaviour and mindset that will last every child for a lifetime. Parents, too, can get involved through briefings and homework to act as all-important role models

Below are links to websites to support families:

https://thelink.slough.gov.uk/la-services/active-slough

https://www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/lifestages/children.html

https://www.nhs.uk/LiveWell/Childhealth6-15/Pages/Childhealth615home.aspx

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/healthy-eating-what-young-children-need

Slough Daily Mile Booklet

Slough Health Booklet

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