The results of the first Active Lives Children and Young People National Survey published by Sport England reveals that the Borough’s children and young people are more active than the national average.
The survey was conducted between September 2017 and July 2018 and completed by children and young people aged between 5-16 years.
Children and young people across the Borough have performed well, with 18.3% of children and young people achieving 60 minutes of physical activity every day! This compares to the national average of 17.5% and third highest compared to other district councils of similar size and population.
Activity is determined within the survey as being at least moderate intensity and includes dance, fitness, walking, sporting activities scooter/cycling and active play or informal activity.
Cabinet Lead for Health Cllr Tonia Craig, “These results are really encouraging, but there remains a lot still to do. We remain committed to encouraging young people to be active and have organised a number of popular activities including Park sport, under 8’s free swimming and Friday night football and of course we have also opened Places Leisure, Eastleigh that I know is extremely popular.”
She added, “We continue to work in partnership with schools, sports clubs, volunteer groups and sport facilities to ensure children and young people throughout the borough continue to have the opportunity to lead healthy, active lives.”
For further details about the Active Life Survey for children and young people visit https://www.sportengland.org/media/13698/active-lives-children-survey-academic-year-17-18.pdf