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Change4Life and Disney launch new 10 Minute Shake Up activities

Posted: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:01

Change4Life and Disney launch new 10 Minute Shake Up activities

To help schools and children achieve the recommended target activity levels, the Change4Life campaign has partnered with Disney and worked with teachers to develop new resources for 2019. The new fun, free and curriculum linked activities are made up of 10-minute bursts of active fun that pupils can easily fit into the school day.

The activities are inspired by popular characters from Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2 and Disney's Frozen and The Lion King. The resources encourage pupils to pounce like Simba, stretch like Elastagirl and travel to infinity and beyond like Buzz. These packs also give families and carers the chance to get involved and join their children in moving like their favourite Disney characters at home.

Nearly two thirds (64%) of children surveyed said they would be inspired to be more physically active if they saw their favourite characters being active. Aimed at pupils aged 4 to 11, the 10 Minute Shake Up programme has flexible activities including a whole school 'Active assembly', 'Active school day ideas' for use before, during and after the school day, and 'Active role play lesson starters' to help teachers get their pupils moving, energised and ready for learning at the start of class.

To ensure this programme goes beyond the school gates and helps pupils keep fit over the summer, the 10 Minute Shake Up games take-home packs have been distributed to over 16,500 state-funded primary schools before the end of term to inspire children and their families to get active together over the holidays.

By getting young people, schools, families and carers involved, these flexible Shake Up activities ensure that young people can build long-term active habits. Four in five parents (82%) think that kids are likely to enjoy sports and physical activities if they're fun and 61% of children agree that this helps.

Find out more about the Change4Life and Disney resources on the School Zone of the Public Health England website.

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