Go online to test your pupils’ fitness

A free online portal allowing schools and parents to test a child’s fitness levels has been set up.

The Activity Challenge, created by charity Fit For Sport, allows adults to log on, submit fitness scores after children have taken part in activities such as jumping and running, and compare results with recommended levels.

Its launch comes as a recent Fit for Sport study of 10,000 primary children suggested that two-thirds were below recommended levels of fitness for their age group.

It also found 67 per cent were unable to reach targets in jumping, running and throwing; 24 per cent fell “significantly” below levels.

Chief executive of Fit For Sport Dean Horridge said: “Physical inactivity is a ticking time bomb for the UK’s health. Both parents and schools must make sure children are spending enough time being active to improve their fitness and health levels now, and set them off on a journey to an active life.”

Visit www.activitychallenge.co.uk to take part.

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