Active Summer Challenge - Get Your Child Involved

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2.4 million young people are active for less than 30 minutes per day. We are encouraging young people to get - or stay - active this summer with the Youth Sport Trust's initiative, #ActiveSummerChallenge, encouraging a new challenge each week throughout the summer holidays, with cricket featured in week 4 (from Monday 15 August), when The Hundred will be in full flow.

The Active Summer Challenge is a sports sector-led campaign designed to maximise the incredible line up of sporting fixtures and events taking place across the summer holidays. With women's cricket featuring in the Commonwealth Games and The Hundred kicking off in August, Cricket Wales, the England & Wales Cricket Board and Chance to Shine are encouraging children to pledge to do their own activity and enjoy participating in challenges designed to keep them active and engaged throughout the summer.

The concept is a series of challenges (one challenge per week), each related to exciting moments of sport that are taking place through the summer. The challenges are fully inclusive from a socio-economic background perspective, and also easily adjusted for pupils with SEND. A core part of the challenge is that children will set their own pledge and add in how many minutes they were physically active for each day.

Alison Oliver, CEO, Youth Sport Trust commented, “I am really excited about the 2022 Active Schools Challenge – this summer is jam packed with brilliant major sporting events and we are thrilled to be part of a collaboration across the sport sector bringing forward ideas and challenges designed to translate the inspiration of events like Women’s Euros and the Commonwealth Games into simple, accessible and inclusive challenges designed to help children stay active and have great fun over the summer.  At the Youth Sport Trust we are absolutely passionate about benefits that come from play and sport and the vital importance of daily physical activity to the development of healthy, happy and successful children.“ 

Find out more and download the resources (KS1 & KS2) at the Active Summer Challenge website with the Cricket resources available here 

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