Olympic athletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee have joined forces with Aldi to pledge their support for Get Set to Eat Fresh, an ambitious educational programme set to improve the eating habits of 1.2 million young people in the UK by 2020.
Michael Gove recently praised the efforts of both Olympians and PE teachers in inspiring a generation of school pupils, saying the sporting legacy of London 2012 was, in his view, that of "building character, fighting obesity and ensuring the benefits of sports are spread as widely as possible." This month, we speak to three education providers about their healthy living programmes and how finding the right partner has helped them maximise sporting achievements to build on the legacy of London 2012.
Douglas Ewart School in Scotland has been looking at ways to get more girls involved in competitive sports. PE teacher, Mike McCann, explains why participation in the British Schools Karting Championship has proved particularly appealing to girls at the school.
Schools across the UK can give their students the chance to race in the coveted British Schools Karting Championship (BSKC) 2013 by registering to participate from today. Now in its seventh year, the BSKC offers students aged 13 to 18 the opportunity to take part in an exciting, nationwide knockout karting competition that does not require previous experience, equipment or substantial expense.
We would like the Government to introduce dedicated PE teachers into every primary school in the UK. This would help in the fight against childhood obesity. Problems with body image could be tackled at an early age. Both of these things, if tackled, would mean savings in the future. This is an e-petition request for all in favour to sign please.