SPAR Lancashire School Games Active Mile (November 23rd -27th November 2020)

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What is the SPAR Lancashire School Games Active Mile?

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To celebrate Lancashire Day on the 27th November 2020, we are encouraging schools to log a mile of physical activity from the 23rd-27th November. Whether you run, skip, hop, cycle or any other way imaginable to complete a mile,  we say we encourage people to go outdoors and complete a mile of activity in your local area.

It’s not just schools who we want to take part!!!

We ask parents, carers, grandparents and local residents to complete and log a active mile to a school they wish to support.

Log my mile

Please log your mile of activity via the link below. Also find out the benefits of completing a mile of physical activity below also.

LOG MY MILE OF ACTIVITY (CLICK HERE)!!!

Why should I complete a Mile and log it?

Win a prize for your school!

Each school or individual that logs a mile of activity will be worth one entry into a prize draw to win £400 of funding to improve the physical activity at their chosen school. The more people who log hours associated to a school will give that school more chance of winning the prize draw. 

Funding can be used to purchase equipment, map an orienteering route or can be used in another way to ensure young people remain active. By completing the short form and logging a mile, we can see how many people have completed the SPAR Lancashire School Games Active Mile. 

Benefits of being physically active and being outdoors

We know that being physically active can give a huge boost to our health. It can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 30-40% and can reduce the risk of a range of medical conditions, including cancer, dementia, strokes, heart disease and depression.

Other physical wellbeing outcomes backed by evidence include improved quality of sleep, increased energy levels, healthy early years development, reduced unhealthy behaviours like smoking, reduced mortality, effective pain management and improved quality of life in ageing.

Where can I find out more information to be active?

Active Lancashire – Working in partnership locally to help Lancastrians become and remain active

Sport England – Leaders of Sport & Physical Activity for England

School Games Organisers/School Sport Partnership network (Schools) – Click on the link for contact details of your local partnership and SGO

If you have any further questions please contact Dominic Holroyd at dholroyd@activelancashire.org.uk 

Videos and photos posted of you completing a mile of activity on social media with the #LancsGames21 will also be entered into a prize draw to win some Amazon vouchers! Please let us know which district you are from.

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