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Well Schools Programme
Did you know that less than 25% of 9-11 year olds in Northern Ireland get the recommended daily amount of physical activity?

That means over three quarters of children do not get 60 minutes of exercise each day. Even more worrying is the fact that 1 in 4 children here are classified as overweight or obese. You have the power to change this for your pupils and children and help prevent heart disease for future generations.

How Well is your school?

Habits started at an early age can last a life time. Good or bad. Evidence even shows that what a child eats in the first year of their life can affect their food preferences and habits in later life.

To encourage schools in Northern Ireland to get involved in more physical activity, we are launching the Well Schools Programme.  Well Schools is based on the belief that prevention is better than a cure and that it is important to educate children so that they can make healthy choices as they grow up and avoid future illness.

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Book a Visit from the Commit to be Fit Team!

Would you like NICHS to visit your school and teach pupils and staff about the importance of keeping your hearts healthy? In return, we’re challenging your school to take on the Commit to be Fit Sponsored Challenge. Commit to be Fit is a week long activity which helps encourage healthy habits amongst Key Stage 2 [...]