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Healthy Movers

We have teamed up with the Youth Sports Trust to deliver Healthy Movers Training to selected Primary Schools across the County to encourage young children and their families to become more physically active, have fun and learn to play!.

This was part of the wider ‘Diminishing Disadvantage’ project which was funded by the Department of Education. In total we supported 37 schools, trained 55 teachers, enabled 751 reception aged children to become more physically active by taking part in regular Healthy Movers sessions.

The project has been an overwhelming success with 93% of teachers reporting that their motivation and inspiration to improve children’s physical activity and play had increased. What’s more 80% of those schools are now working regularly with parents to promote the importance of Physical Activity. This is a really significant outcome as we know that it is vital that children have the opportunities to be active both in and out of schools and that parents are provided with the knowledge and confidence to do this.

Our partnership sees us working together to provide training to inspire and support you to deliver Physical Activity and Play sessions within a variety of early years settings. 

Our project in Cumbria aims to;

  • Use physical literacy in early years’ settings to contribute towards the social and emotional wellbeing of 2-5 year olds and their readiness for school.
  • Improve the engagement of parents with their children in our targeted communities as a means of increasing their child’s physical activity levels and supporting their overall happiness.

Find out more about Healthy Movers from the Youth Sport Trust: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/healthymovers