National Fitness Day is back for 2017 to celebrate the fun of fitness and get the nation moving.
We’re helping schools achieve their most active day of the year and getting a record number of people across the UK moving.
As part of the day, we’re visiting 10 primary schools with top GB athletes to inspire the children to do more sport and lead healthy lifestyles.
The schools are:
Park Road Junior Infant & Nursery – West Yorkshire – GB Olympic Diver Rebecca Gallantree
Hunslet Carr Primary School – West Yorkshire – GB Olympic Diver Rebecca Gallantree
West Hove Junior School – East Sussex – GB Hurdler Serita Solomon
Tyntesfield Primary School – Cheshire – Paralympic Blind Footballer Roy Turnham
St Bede’s College – Lancashire – GB Paralympic Cyclist Craig McCann
Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College – Warwickshire – Paralympic Archer Danielle Brown
Broadway First School – Worcestershire – Paralympic Footballer Jack Rutter
Bayards Hill Primary School – Oxfordshire – GB Sprinter Luke Lennon-Ford
Church Cowley St James Church of England Primary School – Oxfordshire – GB Triple Jumper Daniel Lewis
Mitton Manor Primary School – Gloucestershire – Paralympic Footballer Jack Rutter
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Steven Ward, CEO of National Fitness Day organiser ukactive said:
“National Fitness Day is a fantastic chance to spotlight physical activity and the role it plays in creating a healthier nation. These free events across the country provide a chance for everyone to experience the fun of fitness and carry forward healthy habits.
“The day also offers a fantastic opportunity to get children moving in their schools to build a whole new active generation.”
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Chair of National Fitness Day organiser ukactive said:
“National Fitness Day is a powerful tool to raise the profile of physical activity and the role it plays in increasing the health of our nation. By engaging people across the country we can help provide a pathway into continued involvement in physical activity.”