Goalball UK supports launch of new activity hub to help children achieve 60 minutes a day.
A new Active Recovery Hub is launching to provide schools, local authorities and families with easy access to free resources to get children moving before, during and after the school day.
Goalball UK is involved in the recent sector campaign to deliver an active recovery on the reopening of schools to prioritise the health and wellbeing of children in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Goalball UK will be providing content to the Active Recovery Hub, led by Youth Sport Trust and Sport England with the support of funding from the National Lottery. It follows a commitment in the Government’s School Sport and Activity Action Plan to extend the School Games website to help teachers and parents find opportunities for young people to compete and get active. It is also part of an ambitious Government investment of £1.7 billion to boost learning and recovery for children and young people following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Stephen Newey from Goalball UK said: “We’re really excited to be involved with the new Active Recovery Hub. It is a fantastic initiative that shares our passion at Goalball UK to get children and young people engaged with sport and to experience all of the benefits that come with it.
“Delivering goalball in schools is a fun, unique and inclusive activity for children and young people to easily get involved that can help to build healthy habits that last a lifetime.”
The new hub will sit on the popular School Games website and provide the ideal platform to get all young people more active. More than 18,800 schools already take part in the School Games nationwide. A total of 38 sports organisations have provided content and expertise to create a diverse range of activities that are inclusive.
The hub has hundreds of resources available on it to help all children achieve the Chief Medical Officer’s recommendation of an average of 60 active minutes a day. The Active Recovery Hub is available by visiting www.yourschoolgames.com/active-recovery.
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