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Active Cumbria believes that sport and physical activity can have a huge positive impact on the lives of Children & Young People.

According to the guidelines from Government, Children from 5 to 18 years should engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity for an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week. This can include all forms of activity such as physical education, active travel, after-school activities, play and sports.

We support a range of initative to help children incorporate this, details of which can be found below: 

Activities & Sport

Our website is filled with lots of different resources. 

  • Check out the Activities and Sports section for more details about whats happening in Cumbria
  • Find an activity using our Activity Finder
  • Or take a look at the At Home activities suitable for children and families

PE & School Sport 

We support the 251 Primary Schools, 21 Junior Schools and 37 Secondary Schools in Cumbria with their PE & School Sport helping to tackle the rising levels of obesity in Cumbria through whole school approaches.

We are committed to providing opportunities for young people to get involved in sport and physical activity, not only as participants but also as coaches, leaders and volunteers.

Cumbria School Games

Every year we help organise a series of events for schools in collaboration with the Youth Sport Trust, your Local School Games Organiser and a range of sports providers. The County Level Festivals involve over 1000 children and 150 young volunteers.

 Find out more here

100 Mile Challenge

Many schools across Cumbria are taking part in the 100 Mile Challenge. The idea is simple, in that all pupils achieve 100 miles within the academic year, this can be done at home or school and can be done in a variety of ways.

Find out more here

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