Peel Institute

Children and Health

Working in partnership with local primary schools and child care providers we aim to provide health and fitness classes for children aged 6 to 11 year olds. We aim to instil a knowledge of why keeping active and eating healthy is important to promote a lifetime of healthy living.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1068155)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£2,680

Donations

4

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
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    Helping

Location

Situation

There is evidence to indicate that children are less active in todays society due to lack of access to green space, fear of risk of playing unsupervised and the lure of computer games/TV as entertainment preventing a more active lifestyle. In south Islington in particular a lack of access to affordable play opportunities and open space for children to play in means that they do not get the chance to participate in physical activities to promote healthy living and child development.

Solution

We aim to provide after school keep fit classes for children aged 6 - 11 years old that include learning exercises that can be done at home, in groups or individually. Children will learn relaxation techniques and discover methods that they can adapt and enjoy. Through play children will learn the importance of activity for healthy development and be encouraged to adopt healthy habits that promote physical activity.