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Children and Young people
Case Study

Opportunities to get active

Providing opportunities for children and young people to engage in sport and physical activity continues to be a priority for Active Essex.

In partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, the School Games initiative is part of our core programme to engage children and inspire them to lead active lifestyles. School Games offers a pathway for competition and ‘festival’ opportunities; supporting children and young people in participating in a wide variety of activities at a level that brings both challenge and enjoyment.

School Games Summer Athletics 1

County School Games

young people took part in School Games events
county-level School Games events
participants at the Essex Special School Games
School Games Summer Athletics

The Programme

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The Daily Mile

“It has been great to see the progress of The Daily Mile in the past 18 months, with the take up of schools delivering this initiative significantly increasing. This has been greatly inspired by the array of relationships and key contacts keen for schools in their area to take part; alongside resources, challenges and promotion from Max Whitlock, Essex’s Daily Mile champion.”
Stuart Tryhorn, The Daily Mile Local Co-ordinator

Satellite Clubs

new satellite groups created
received from Sport England funding for 19/20 year
new participants engaged
“The Essex School Games is attracting more young people and providing a safe and inclusive environment for them to succeed and be physically active.  Participation in The Daily Mile has seen tremendous growth over the last 16 months and with the updated focus in Satellite Clubs, we continue to ensure we meet the physical and social needs of young people aged 14-19yrs.”
Dawn Emberson, Active Essex lead on Children and Young People