Olympic medallist launches programme to get school kids active


A nationwide drive to inspire primary school children to be more active has been unveiled by an Olympic medallist at a school in London

Sprinter Daryll Neita visited Beatrix Potter Primary School in Wandsworth to launch Active Kids Do Better – a Nike and Discovery Education programme, developed with support from Liverpool John Moores University, to help teachers increase movement and play throughout the school day.

The Active Kids Do Better programme offers free resources, games and activities to all UK primary schools, and teachers can sign up online at www.activekidsdobetter.co.uk

From short-burst classroom activities to outdoor games and play, the programme gives busy teachers everywhere fun and easy opportunities to get kids moving.

They’ll also have the chance to make a special Active Teacher pledge, and to encourage their class to work towards Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

Beatrix Potter Primary School in Wandsworth is one of the first schools to join the programme. Olympic medallist Daryll Neita visited the school this morning, where she met with teachers and pupils, and saw how children are benefitting from being more active.

Daryll Neita said: “It’s amazing to see kids of all ages and all abilities having fun and enjoying being more active. It’s so important for health and well-being and even small bite-size chunks of exercise can make a massive difference.”

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