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Encouraging Physical Health

The Education Hub

A new post, “How we are ensuring boys and girls have the same opportunities for school sport” has just been published on the The Education Hub blog.

Being active can have a hugely positive impact on children’s physical and mental health. That’s why we’re setting out how important it is for all pupils to have access to at least two hours of PE and school sport per week.  Announced on International Women’s Day, our plans also make it clear that girls and boys should be able access the same sports.

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Research has found that for mild depression exercise can be as good as antidepressants or psychological treatments like cognitive behavioural therapy.  It can relieve stress, help people to sleep better, and feel more relaxed and positive about themselves and their lives. Not only does it release powerful chemicals in the brain, exercise can also give people a distraction from their worries which help to break negative patterns of thought. Exercise can help people to cope in a healthy way with challenges that come along instead of resorting to drugs, alcohol or other risk taking behaviour.

Find out more from the young minds website


Active Gloucestershire

Active Gloucestershire provides training and courses as well as information on national and local networks and events. They support schools to help get projects off the ground or move onto the next level as part of the movement to make a more active Gloucestershire.



The Daily Mile

More and more primary schools are joining the mile a day. The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing of all of our children.

Read about the Daily Mile on Active Gloucestershire


This Girl Can

Sport England’s research reveals a huge difference in the number of men and women playing sport. And it's not because females don't want to get active. Millions of women and girls are afraid to exercise because of fear of judgement. This Girl Can is their nationwide campaign to get women and girls moving, regardless of shape, size and ability, find out more on their website 

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