Childhood obesity is one of the biggest health problems this country faces. Nearly a quarter of children in England are obese or overweight by the time they start primary school aged five, and this rises to one third by the time they leave aged 11. Our childhood obesity rates mean that the UK is now ranked among the worst in Western Europe.
On 4th July 1500 young athletes, 200 young volunteers, representing 113 schools competed in this year’s Wiltshire and Swindon School Games at Marlborough College. The Games comprised of 14 sports as part of a year-round School Sports Competition Programme supported by the National Lottery and Sport England.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a passionate team, and help make a difference to people and communities in Swindon. Intelligent Health Ltd is dedicated to improving the health of communities around the world. We believe a healthy community needs all stakeholders working together to make a difference.
Public Health England (PHE) and Disney UK are today, during National School Sport Week, marking the launch of the brand new national Change4Life Train Like A Jedi programme which will inspire children to get active.
The new programme uses the excitement of Star WarsTM and its characters – alongside Double Olympic Gold medallist Jade Jones – to encourage children to Train Like A Jedi and is designed to increase levels of physical activity amongst children in England.
The Royal College of General Practitioners and parkrun UK are set to launch a ground-breaking initiative that could see thousands of patients being 'prescribed' outdoor physical activity rather than medication. The initiative aims to improve the health and wellbeing of health care staff, patients and carers, reducing the need for lifelong medication.
This years Sporting Champion attending the Summer School Games level 3 Competition hosted by Marlborough College is Mara Yamauchi. It is great to have such an accomplished athlete to speak at the opening ceremony and inspire the young people in the crowd. School Children from across Wiltshire and Swindon will be competing at the county event on the 4th July.