Local MP Andrew Gwynne has helped pupils at Greswell Primary School take part in the Sainsbury’s Active Kids Challenge. On Friday 26th April he teamed up with colleagues from Sainsbury’s Denton to help pupils take part in the exciting new addition to this year’s Active Kids scheme which is now in it’s ninth year.
The Sainsbury’s Active Kids Challenge consists of 24 activities that participating organisations can complete, with activities split across Game, Skill, Food and a special David Beckham 1 Minute Challenge. By taking part in all of the activities Greswell Primary School will receive 200 Active Kids vouchers to spend this year and can enter a competition for the chance to win places at the Active Kids Challenge Live! event with Active Kids Ambassadors David Beckham and Ellie Simmonds.
Local MP Andrew Gwynne is calling on all Active Kids registered organisations in Denton & Reddish to sign up and have a go at the Challenges in the coming weeks. Andrew Gwynne was one of 10 MPs across the UK who helped local organisations in their constituency take part in one of the activities from the Challenge, as part of a special national awareness campaign.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“The Sainsbury’s Active Kids Challenge is really easy, fun and great for team building, whether it’s in the classroom or a P.E lesson. I know what an important part the Active Kids scheme plays in Denton and Reddish and that’s why I’m proud to be offering my support to the team at Sainsbury’s Denton.”
“I’m really enjoyed getting involved in their activities and I hope other registered organisations will take part in the next few weeks too as this really is a great way. to get kids active, with a fantastic prize available to be won”.
Sainsbury’s Denton Store Manager Mark Edwards added:
“Greswell Primary School has provided great support to the scheme and thanks to our customers, it’s helped them and many other organisations in Denton receive equipment and experiences which is helping children lead healthier more active lifestyles. The Sainsbury’s Active Kids Challenge is taking our support to the next level and we really appreciated Andrew Gwynne MP getting involved.”
- This year’s voucher scheme launched on 30th January and customers can collect Active Kids vouchers when they shop at Sainsbury’s until 22 May 2013 (exclusions apply). , Customers will be given one Active Kids voucher for every £10 spent in store, in petrol stations and when they buy groceries online. In convenience stores customers receive 1 Active Kids voucher for every £5 spent in store. Exclusions apply
- Sainsbury’s Active Kids was launched in February 2005, in response to growing concerns around children’s activity and obesity levels
- Active Kids has donated £123 million worth of equipment and experiences to over 49,000 organisations
- Sainsbury’s has pledged to have encouraged over 20 million children to enjoy physical activity by 2020
Registered organisations, including schools, nurseries, scout and guide groups and sports clubs, can redeem Active Kids vouchers for a range of equipment and experiences to help get kids active. For more information, customers can log onto www.sainsburys.co.uk/activekids