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Tips to get Young People active

In an effort to reduce the risk of developing serious illnesses later in life, experts recommend that children aged 5-18 years should be physically active for at least one hour a day. At school, there are endless opportunities to help promote increased activity for children. Jamie Makopa, Sports Science Specialist at Sovereign Play Equipment shares his top tips.

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Structured play can improve social inclusion

Structured playtimes can help to boost social inclusivity and give children the skills needed to develop friendships in the playground, a new study has found. Funded by UK play specialists, Sovereign Play Equipment, and delivered by not-for-profit organisation, Chuckle Productions, schools throughout the UK could benefit from the study, which has discovered that giving children access to a structured lunchtime provision could have a positive impact on their social skills, as well as increased confidence, problem solving, and more.