Crawley Borough Council is supporting Public Health England’s (PHE) and Disney UK’s new national Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up campaign to inspire the local children to get more active.
The new campaign features games that encourage children to get active for 60 minutes a day with 10-minute bursts of active fun, inspired by their favourite characters and stories from Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2 and Disney’s Frozen and The Lion King.
Currently, just 20 per cent of boys and 14 per cent of girls meet the national recommendation of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day, but simple activities like active play, scooting or walking count too, so by encouraging these, parents can help their children become more active.
Through the 10 Minute Shake Up games, children can develop key physical activity skills including; being strong like Mr Incredible, agile like Simba, or having strong stamina like Elsa.
As well as playing the games, this year the Change4Life website is hosting an online quiz to help children, with their parents, find activities and sports that might be perfect for them to try so that they can continue being active during summer and beyond.
By playing 10 Minute Shake Up games, gaining skills and taking the online quiz, the campaign will act as an inspiration and gateway to other physical activities and sports.
Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Councillor Chris Mullins, said: “Keep the kids busy this summer with 10 Minute Shake Up games from Change4Life. It’s a great way to have fun, be active and incorporate some of their favourite characters.”
For more information, visit https://crawley.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/