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    Perrin Fox

    Sport England are investing £40 million on projects that give families what they really want and need to get active.

    ‘There are seven million children aged five to 15 in England, and nearly four in five are not doing the recommended daily amount of exercise.

    The Chief Medical Officer in England recommends that children do at least 60 minutes of activity every day. For one reason or another, this isn’t the case for the majority of young people.

    We want to change that.

    We want everyone in England regardless of age, background or level of ability to feel able to engage in sport and physical activity, and need a sport sector that welcomes everyone, meets their needs and treats them as individuals.

    We’re currently focusing on families in lower socio-economic groups. A number of research studies show that children from families in these groups are less active than those in higher socio-economic groups.

    Our research tells us that families, and in particular parents and caregivers, play a key role in shaping a child’s attitudes and behaviours.’

    Please follow this LINK to find out more about the value of working with families and access some hints and tips to make it a success in your setting too!

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