This new programme, Train Like a Jedi, from Change4Life is sure to inspire everyone to be more active – feel the force, with our favourite Star Wars characters!
Perfectly timed to coincide with National School Sport Week, we’re highlighting the launch of this fun campaign by Public Health England and Disney UK, called Train Like a Jedi.
With only 23% of boys and 20% of girls aged between 5-15 meeting the national recommendations of 60 minutes physical activity every day, here’s a great way to encourage kids to move more.
A 2018 survey by PHE and Disney UK found that more than 4 in 5 children would be inspired to move more if their saw their favourite characters being active.
Previous years’ PHE programmes have seen more than 2million children getting active, so following the ever-popular Star Wars characters is a fabulous way to continue the healthy living commitment, in answer to these new findings.
Mark Hamill, the Star Wars actor playing Luke Skywalker, offers his support to children: “If you want to become a Jedi like Luke Skywalker or Rey, then you need to be fit, healthy and strong.
This summer Change4Life can help you Train Like a Jedi. May the Force be with you.”
Teachers can find a host of resources to support PE and PHSE curriculum activity on the Train Like a Jedi site. These include lesson plans for KS1 and KS2, playground challenge ideas, and much more besides.
Not forgetting the specially created videos so those of all abilities, even wheelchair users, can learn their all-important Jedi moves to be fit, active and healthy. Just 10minute bursts, they’re ideal for use during the school day or at home. (There’s even a video for the teachers, so you’ll be equipped to train your Jedi wannabes!)
Guided by Jade Jones, a double gold Olympic medal winner for Team GB in taekwondo, everyone will love joining the resistance against the Dark Side as they get active this summer! Jade says: “Inspiring kids to get active is something I’m really passionate about.”
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