Strong evidence proves that regular physical activity is associated with numerous health and education benefits for children. The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend that all children and young people should engage in physical activity of moderate to vigorous intensity for at least 60 minutes every day.
What can we do to support this?
Many schools already offer an average of two hours of PE or other physical activities per week. However, we need to do more to encourage children to be active every day. It is suggested that at least 30 minutes of physical activity should be delivered in school every day through active breaktimes, PE, extra-curricular clubs, active lessons or other sport and physical activity events. The remaining 30 minutes supported by parents and carers outside of school time.
(HM Government, Childhood Obesity Strategy 2016)