Increasing the Take up of Sport by Young People for a Healthier Lifestyle

Encouraging young people to take part in a sporting activity for the benefit of their health and well-being is a new aim of the Government at both primary and secondary level.

Health Minister Jo Churchill has acknowledged the positive impact that sport can have on a child’s development, stating “We all know that exercise has huge benefits for both our physical and mental health, this is especially important for our young people as they grow and develop.”

Improved government funding

As well as a guaranteed funding increase for all students, the Government is encouraging all schools to increase the opportunity for the use of school facilities and also outside providers to enable young people to find a sport that they enjoy and that will help to keep them healthy.

The Active Partnership Network, supported by Sport England, will set up partnerships between schools and local sport providers for an active start to life, enabling children to build confidence and learn skills they will use in later life. Team building, problem solving, leadership and confidence are examples of these skills and all are embedded into the Cumulus Outdoors activity programmes.

We’re currently working with The Swanage School and Purbeck View School to devise schedules that will enable their students to access the outdoors. With our help, young people will learn water skills and safety at sea, vital life skills, discover their local environment and enjoy a happier and healthier lifestyle in the process.

Bespoke school activity programmes

A number of outdoor adventure activities can be included in our school programmes, including coasteering, climbing and abseiling, beach safety and lifeguard training, bushcraft and kayaking.

To find out more about how your school can work with Cumulus Outdoors to improve the health and well-being of your students, please get in touch to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team.