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Support for Schools to Get Pupils Active

Fundamentals is a part of Nouveau Wellbeing’s Education Service. KS2 children from schools across the North East have been taking part in the programme which runs for 10 weeks throughout the school term. The aim of the programme is to get children to take part in 300 minutes of physical activity a week, it could be anything ranging from dancing to walking to school and playing football or jumping on the trampoline.

The NHS choices website state that children aged between 5 to 18 should do “at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day – this should range from moderate activity, such as cycling and playground activities, to vigorous activity, such as running and tennis.”

At the start and the end of the programme the children take part in a fitness test and healthy eating quiz to measure each child’s progression. Kids Health suggest that “Good nutrition and a balanced diet help kids grow up healthy.”

Within the programme children try a range of activities from: Rounders, New Age Kurling, Athletics and Street Dance. The children complete and activity diary every week and are rewarded for completing their 300 minutes of exercise. If you’d like more information about how your child’s school could be involved with the project please contact: