Education Secretary Damian Hinds has called on leading sporting bodies to work with schools and help more children play competitive sport.
Mr Hinds has called on the country’s leading sporting organisations to work with the Government to improve sporting opportunities in school and ensure that all children are given the opportunity to get involved in competitive sport and increase their activity levels.
At a summit including some of the UK’s largest sporting organisations including the Premier League, the Rugby Football Union and England Hockey, Mr Hinds and Sports Minister Mims Davies were seeking advice on how to help children make the most of sporting activities. This comes ahead of the School Sport Action Plan, where children will be encouraged to take part in sport at school. Benefits of taking part in sporting activities include greater self-belief, working towards long-term goals and resilience, as well as the physical and mental health benefits.