This week, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, Sue Campbell, joined Members of Parliament on a walk around Westminster, to raise awareness of the benefits of taking regular exercise.
The walk focused on the Youth Sport Trust's partnership with Bupa; the Start to Move: Developing Physical Literacy programme; a new approach to teaching PE to four to seven year olds. Supported by Bupa and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, the programme allows teachers to gain a greater understanding and confidence in key elements of teaching PE at primary level.
The walk saw participants complete a route taking in the Houses of Parliament, Whitehall and St James's Park and all MPs that attended were entered into a draw to win £500 of sports equipment for a school or sports club in their constituency.
Baroness Campbell said: "It was great to see so many MPs taking part and promoting the importance of physical activity and keeping active. We believe that encouraging physical activity, particularly in young people, can positively change lives and through our partnership with Bupa, we are inspiring young people to see physical activity as an enjoyable experience, which should hopefully be a platform for them to go on to lead healthy and active lives."
Martin George, Managing Director, Group Development at Bupa said:
"It's great that Members of Parliament are setting a positive example by taking part in the Bupa 'Get Moving' challenge. Bupa and our partners are committed to helping people to get moving and live healthier lifestyles and walking is an excellent way of achieving this."