Active Movement is an education
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.
Inactivity and obesity in the young will not be countered by short-term fads and political expediency but by embedding in all children from an early age the power of even low-level activity to protect their long-term well-being.
This is why Active Movement is different. Our focus is not on exercise regimens and diet, but establishing a behaviour and mindset that will last every child a lifetime.
Teaching Active Movement
The Active Movement programme is designed to evolve with the children’s own mobility, communication, education and maturity. From nursery to secondary school, the programme 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.
Nursery staff and teachers participate in their own programme, not only for their personal well-being, but so their own experiences can help them better support and encourage the children.
Parents, too, are involved through briefings and homework to act as all-important role models.