We know that physical activity is essential for children’s learning, health and well-being. Movement and exercise in children’s daily lives strengthen motor skills, improves the child’s ability to learn and builds social skills. It can increase the child’s self-esteem, strengthen the child’s relationships and help to improve mental health – something that can equip them to master the challenges that life may offer.
Right now, more than one in three children (37%) say that they are physically active less than once a week during their school day. Therefore, we want to work for a more physically active everyday life for our school and daycare children and help to ensure that physical activity becomes an entirely natural part of their lives from an early age.
More children and young people say that they are more physically active during their school day
More schools and daycare institutions to have a strategy for implementing physical activity in everyday life
More staff in schools and daycare institutions to have the skills to conduct activities with physical activity
More federations, associations and parent networks working to strengthen the participation of children and young people in active communities
Are you curious to know more about the strategy, the thoughts behind it and how we get off the ground? Then download the strategy in its full form here.