National School Sport Week
Almost one million young people and thousands of schools took part in National School Sport Week in 2014, where they were encouraged to take part in at least five hours of PE and sport.
National School Sport Week is an opportunity to encourage all pupils to be involved in more PE and school sport and to celebrate your school's achievements.
Since 2009, 9.6 million young people and 22,000 schools have taken part, and this year schools were encouraged to pledge that all their young people will take part in five hours of PE and sport.
The UK Chief Medical Officer's report states the benefits of physical activity on children's health include:
- preventing physical ill health in the long term;
- promoting psychological health and wellbeing;
- supporting the acquisition of social skills;
- and stimulating better concentration in schools.