Following a recent study which shows that a third of primary school children are unable to swim, campaigners are calling for swimming lessons to be a priority. According to data, drowning is one of the top causes of death by accident in the UK, actually in the top three causes. This news has initiated concern that a large number of children are unable to swim.
A report has been produced by Kellogg’s and the Amateur Swimming Association, revealing that (more…)
Steven Gerrard and Jamie Oliver are among a long list of health professionals, charity leaders and other experts in child health who are calling for cookery lessons to be introduced to schools for all children aged between four and 14 years old. In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, they address the pride felt as Britain hosts the 2012 London Olympics and yet having the highest rate of childhood obesity in Europe. A third of children in the UK are either obese or overweight at the age of nine years old.
According to the group, the Olympic Games are an opportunity (more…)