The Actif Communities Team has set schoolchildren a challenge whilst they are staying at home: to clock up a million minutes of activity!
So far 70 schools have signed up to ‘A Million Actif Minutes’ which encourages children to keep fit and healthy whilst schools remain closed and at the same time be in with a chance of winning £500 of sports equipment for their school.
The challenge will run for four weeks until March or when the million minutes have been achieved. Each school is being given an individual target based on their number of pupils and once the school’s target has been reached they will be entered into the prize draw.
The council’s executive board member responsible for sport, Cllr Peter Hughes Griffiths said: “This is a very exciting challenge and a fun way to keep us active whilst we are learning from home in these unprecedented times. It is also a perfect opportunity to help schools benefit for extra sports equipment. It is important that we continue to keep active as it helps us stay fit, be healthier and more confident. The life lessons sports teach children go far beyond the physical benefits.”
If any school hasn’t signed up and wants to join in then visit the Actif website
For more on ideas on being active at home during lock down and helping your school achieve their target visit our You tube channel on our website.
Following last week’s announcement, Welsh Government have confirmed that outdoor sports facilities will be allowed to open. Organised outdoor activity for young people (18 and under) can restart from Saturday the 27 March.
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