Leicestershire healthy schools

LHSP Active School Travel edition - Newsletter

LHSP Active School Travel edition - Newsletter

This special edition of the Healthy Schools e bulletin focuses on Active School Transport.

In public health we are keen to ensure that children & young people are able to accrue the
health benefits of participating in physical activity. All the evidence tells us that physically active
children & young people are: ‘healthier, happier, and more socially connected’ than children &
young people who have more sedentary lifestyles.’ Sadly there are many children & young
people in the UK who fail to meet the recommended levels of physical activity.However, Active
School Transport can substantially contribute to overall levels of physical activity!

This e bulletin summarises the findings of a recent Active School Transport Health Needs
Assessment that was undertaken in Leicestershire, it also highlights the benefits of Active
Schools Transport including reducing traffic congestion at the schools gate- a concern
shared by most schools in Leicestershire! There is information about the range of initiatives that
were implemented by LCCs Travel Choice and Access team last year and some interesting
local case studies.

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