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Finnish government recommend children need three hours exercise a day

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According to the Finnish government, children should spend at least three hours a day performing physical activities.

Parents in the country have been advised to actively encourage their children to pursue hobbies and interests that require physical exertion. Children under the age of eight are the main target in the new scheme.

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Tennis Coach Ireland National Conference

This year’s Tennis Coach Ireland National Conference will take place at Dublin City University on 25th September.

The conference is open to qualified coaches through recognised training systems.

Speakers at this year’s event include former International Tennis Federation members such as Dave Miley, David Wilson and Robert Cherry. There will also be a talk from LTA Master Performance Coach, Kris Soutar.

Human Kinetics books will be available to buy at the event.

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Children’s packed lunches not meeting nutritional standards

A new study published this week has found only a small proportion of children’s pack lunches are meeting nutritional standards.

Almost half of all primary school pupils take a packed lunch to school, however researchers from the University of Leeds found that just 1.6% of those packed lunches met the nutritional standards set for their classmates eating in the school canteen. Only 17% contained any vegetables or salad, while 52% contained too many sweet snacks. Continue reading

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Teach children fairness through games

With anti-social behaviour and bullying ongoing problems in schools today, this guide uses practical ideas and concepts to tackle the issues proactively.

Playing Fair uses the Teaching Games for Understanding approach to show you how to create a positive learning environment.

Students will learn a host of skills and strategies which are not only transferable to other games but also real life situations.

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Celebrate the Summer of Sport with 40% off!

We’ve received so many emails from customers returning from holidays and expressing disappointment at missing our Rio-lly Big Summer Sale that we’ve decided to give everyone a bit more time.

The sale now ends 05/09/2016. But this time, when it’s over, it’s really over. So act now to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat!

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This offer is open to residents of the UK, Europe and the Middle East, and is valid until 23:59 BST on 5 September 2016. Offer is not redeemable against courses and journals.

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Schools asked to play key role in fight against childhood obesity

Last Thursday saw the UK government’s plan to tackle childhood obesity unveiled. The main aim of the scheme is to get children eating healthier and undertaking more exercise whilst at school.

The strategy stated that primary schools in the UK will now be expected to deliver at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity to their pupils every day. Physical activity will also be a key part of the new healthy schools rating scheme. This voluntary scheme allows schools to demonstrate what they are doing to help make children more physically active. Continue reading

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Scotland launches new fund to boost the participation of women in sport

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A new scheme in Scotland is being set to help increase women’s engagement in sport.

The £300,000 Sporting Equality Fund will try to close the gender gap that emerges in early adolescence.

Recent studies have shown that during early teenage years boys are 20% more likely than girls to be involved in sport.

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Study reveals drop in children’s fitness levels during the summer months

New research has suggested that the fitness levels of UK schoolchildren are being decreased by their ‘lazy summer holidays’.

This information came from a study carried out by the UKActive Research Institute. The study involved over 400 children from schools in Camden and Islington as part of the ‘My Personal Best Challenge’, developed by Premier Sport. It found that British schoolchildren’s fitness levels dropped by 80% during the holidays.

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