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Children & Young People

As part of our 5-year plan and alligning with our strategic objectives we will prioritise effort and resources to the people and the places where the highest levels of inequality exist, specifically relating to the following with CYP:

- Support children in early years to improve levels of physical literacy, ensuring the best start in life.

- Enable children, young people and families to develop a positive relationship with movement. 

Ultimately we are here to support all providers and partner organisations that deliver sport and physical activity to ensure children and young people in Cumbria are active. 

We offer specific 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 inactivity 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.

How we can support

- Through the PE Networks we keep PE Subject Leads up to date with the latest community and NGB offers, regional and national updates, government policy, support for website report writing and continuous professional development opportunities.

- Active Cumbria is funded to support schools with the PE and School Sport Premium based on the needs individual schools have, as well as advocating with schools leadership in the County.

- Active Cumbria deliver the School Games County Level Festivals working alongside the School Games Organisers, offering fantastic experiences and involvement for a large amount of children across the county, whether participating or volunteering.

- The 100 Mile Challenge provided by Active Cumbria is part of New Balance's Global Giving initiative, it aims to get as many school children as possible to record 100 miles of physical activity during a school year.

- The 50 Mile Challenge, a shorter version of the 100 Mile Challenge for early years settings

– In March 2021, the government announced further funding which allowed Active Cumbria to distribute grants to support schools with a high percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals. This was to support with the opening of school facilities for extra-curricular and community based physical activity.

– Active Cumbria has been supporting ParkPlay to access local funding to create free opportunities to bring together communities to engage in physical activity every Saturday morning across Cumbria. 

- Active Cumbria has purchased the license for Koboca, a system that will be used to organise, plan, and deliver both face to face and virtual festivals and competitions as part of the Cumbria School Games Offer.

- Active Cumbria works on behalf of Sport England, the Department of Culture Media and Sport, The Department for Education and The Department for Health to recruit randomly selected schools in the county to complete the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey - the biggest of it's kind in Europe.

- To keep up to date with the latest information, sign up for our dedicated Children and Young People - Newsletter.


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