Healthy Children Perform Better in Schools.

Why healthy and fit children perform better in schools?

Fit and healthy children perform better at school, and that’s why at Little Runners our programme of activities encourages and inspires young minds. In line with the government’s plan for tackling obesity our programme of activities around the quality of sports on offer stimulates and encourages children keeping them fit and active.

There is supporting evidence that participating in regular physical activity provides benefits in physical and psychological well-being.  A government report outlines studies and research taken describing the benefits of exercise. Read the Start Active, Stay Active Report. You can also learn more about the government’s plan to tackle obesity, A plan for action.

Our club is an essential part of the school day, and our children learn valuable life skills including teamwork, leadership through sports, focus and drive. Our dedicated team of staff motivate and inspire children.

British Pupils are entering a “state of digital dependence.”

“Children become less active from the age of just seven, major study finds.”, Laura Donelly, a health editor, writes an article in the Telegraph. In her article, she writes that British pupils were entering a state of “digital dependence”. For most families, parents are struggling to keep their children away from gadgets.

Away from the digital world, at Little Runners, we inspire and engage young minds.

Moving away from a sedentary lifestyle, encouraging and inspiring young minds outside the classroom by providing numerous activities is important to give children the opportunity to have fun through focused physical activities nurturing their skills as they grow. The benefits of a club such as ours provide children with a mindset to achieve and have fun with other children and participate in activities which encourage exercise.

5-18-year-olds should be taking part in an exercise at least one hour per day.

The recommended amount of time children aged 5-18 years should be participating in physical activity is at least 1 hour a day. At Little Runners, we provide activities before and after school which encourage children to exercise and enjoy the sports and activities on offer.

You will find a summary of Physical activity for young children aged 5-18 years Physical Activity for 5-18-year-olds Infographic on the NHS website.

There is significant evidence of the benefits of exercise in young children helping them become more healthier and do well at school, and we understand the challenges and tackle the issues head on by supporting schools and working with them to encourage children to take part in activities.

There is supporting evidence that participating in regular physical activity provides benefits in physical and psychological well-being.  A government report outlines studies and research taken describing the benefits of exercise: Start Active, Stay Active.

Alongside regular exercise, a child should be eating healthier to keep well and fit and improve concentration at school. To improve your child’s diet and encourage good eating you can read further and visit: Change4Life.

 

Get Involved

You can get your child involved at Little Runners. Your child will take advantage of the range of activities we offer. The benefits of exercise are enormous including improving and building self-confidence and self-esteem, positive behaviour and attitude, learning new skills and becoming mentally and physically fit.

Little Runners offers fun activities and challenges children to participate and get involved improving their fitness and learning valuable skills.

Useful websites and further reading

http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life/Pages/be-more-active.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Documents/children-and-young-people-5-18-years.pdf

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