20 Nov, 2019

78% of UK children failing to meet recommended fitness levels

Fit For Sport, the UK’s leaders in engaging and educating children and young people through physical activity, have revealed that a worrying 78% of primary school pupils across the UK measured through their Healthy Active Schools System (HASS) are failing to meet the recommended fitness levels for their age group.

The leading childcare activity provider launched HASS back in January 2017 in a bid to tackle inactivity amongst primary school pupils, with an estimated one in three children in the UK beginning secondary school as obese.

Which begs the following questions:

  • Why should the Primary Sports Premium funding continue – £1.2 billion spent on this over seven years – with little achieved so far?
  • What are the National organisations actually doing to address this situation?

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