Supporting Sport England’s Commitment To Schools

12-10-2018

Sport England has launched a fantastic £13.5m project to train 17,000 teachers to deliver more effective PE and Sport classes in Schools. Pinnacle Furniture appreciate the importance of keeping children active and we are supporting this initiative by gifting our clients Decathlon vouchers to spend on sports equipment.

Sport England is an organisation with an objective to get the nation active, physically and mentally. They strongly feel that being active has the power to create a healthy mind and body, resulting in much happier and enthused adults and children. One of their key goals is to focus on instilling an active lifestyle from the age of 5 in Schools. Sport England came to this initiative when they sadly discovered that close to 20% of students in Secondary Schools dislike PE lessons. Finding this out boosted the desire to get the nation moving and to begin by teaching this mindset in Schools so that children understand the power of being active from early on in their lives.

The Chief Executive of Sport England, Jennie Prices, said “While some youngsters have a great experience of PE and sport at school, others don’t, and our research shows that can put them off being active for life. Lots of people have bad memories of being picked last for a team or just feeling really uncomfortable in PE lessons. This programme is designed to stop that happening.”

Pinnacle will continue to support this excellent scheme. We hope all of our clients are enjoying their new sports equipment!

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