Physical Activity

Physical Activity

Nationally only 32% of boys and 24% of girls aged 5-15 years are physically active. Children who are more active are more likely to be active adults.

Children should be physically active for at least 60 minutes every day. Thirty of these should be at school. By incorporating physical activity into the school day, this can easily be achieved.

There is a strong link between educational outcomes and the health and wellbeing of students. Staff in education settings are uniquely placed to use universal and targeted physical activity interventions to make a positive difference.

National Guidance

What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity a resource for head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, school nurses, directors of public health, county sports partnerships and wider partners. Public Health England’s resource takes a whole systems approach.

Chief Medical Office’s Physical Activity Guidelines

School sport and activity action plan by Department of Education, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and Department of Health and Social Care

Advice and Resources

Energise Me aims to beat inactivity in Hampshire. They support schools to engage physically inactive pupils. They also administer the Sport England Active Lives survey locally.

Youth Sport Trust has a range of resources for secondary schools

Association for Physical Education has advice and resources on physical education

Information, guidance and support for health, education and exercise professionals to help keep physical activity promotion for children and young people high on the agenda from the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

Active Travel

Hampshire School Travel Planning team

My Journey Hampshire for Secondary schools

Living Streets resource for Secondary schools to run a walking challenge for students transitioning from Year 6 to Year 7

Outdoor learning:

Hampshire Outdoor Education, PE and DofE and EVOLVE for outdoor visits

Hampshire Outdoor Centres

Stay Afloat resources for KS3 and 4 in Hampshire to educate pupils about cold water shock and rip currents