What is Change4Life
These days, 'modern life' can mean that we’re a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don't move about as much, or eat as well as we used to.
Change4Llife for your kids
Nine out of 10 of our kids today could grow up with dangerous amounts of fat in their bodies. This can cause life-threatening diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
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Change4Life Sports Clubs in Primary Schools
Primary sports clubs have been created to increase physical activity levels in less active seven to nine year olds, through multi-sport schemes. The clubs strive to create an exciting and inspirational environment for children to engage in school sport. Over time the clubs will ensure that they take part in lifelong sport and physical activity, reducing the risk of chronic disease in later life.
The clubs can give children the skills and confidence to take part in School Games opportunities at Level 1 (intra school) and Level 2 (inter school), and beyond. Is there any evidence that the clubs are effective? Change4Life Sports Clubs are having a significant positive effect on the physical activity levels of the young people involved and their attitudes towards being active and healthy. This is contributing to their wellbeing and other aspects of their school and personal life.
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Benefits to the School
Change4Life Sports Clubs are proving to have a significant impact on many whole school priorities such as behaviour, attendance and attainment. They also provide schools with a vehicle for developing a sense of belonging, confidence and competence in young people. This can translate to other aspects of school life and priorities, such as special educational needs and the Pupil Premium.
Change4Life at St Joseph's
This term we have been making sure that a healthy lifestyle is part of everything we do at St Joseph’s. During Lent the school council worked hard to create a healthy tuckshop. We always have fruit in school during breaktime and this year we are working hard to encourage children to make healthy lunchtime choices with fruit available all lunchtime for children to access. Mr Woodward will be running a Friday lunchtime ‘Change4life’ club which children will be invited to try new activities and sports to improve fitness and participation in sports.