Our aim is to build a modern 4G pitch at Whitby High School that will level up opportunities for thousands young people to improve their physical, social and mental health, by significantly increasing their activity levels. Sport England’s data shows 4 million young people are doing less activity than recommended by the Chief Medical Officer and a concerted effort is now needed to get young people active. Having a facility that can be used all year round, day and night, in almost any conditions, allows us meet this challenge but we need your support! We are determined that this project will benefit not only every student in the school, but also the wider community. This is why we are reaching out to multiple organisations, including the Cheshire FA, Cheshire RFU, police, fire brigade, charities and several youth organisations, to ensure that we can tackle inequalities in participation and offer regular opportunities for all young people to be active.
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Why it's a great idea:
Findings from ‘Active Lives – Children and Young People’ show that in the 2020/21 academic year only 44.6% of young people average at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day – the recommended amount set by the Chief Medical Officer. This is down from 44.9% of young people last year – a drop of 94,000. Inequalities in activity levels have got much worse for some groups of young people, particularly children from the least affluent families who remain the least active. There was a stark ethnicity gap, and the range of activities on offer became narrower, reducing the appeal and enjoyment for many young people. Physical activity in schools plays a vital role in ensuring a universal entitlement for every child. However, we want to go a step further and make an impact across the the whole community. By reaching out to local charities, police and youth organisations, we can use the 4G pitch to meet this challenge and level up opportunities for thousands young people.
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