Currently only 21% of boys and 16% of girls do the physical activity they need to stay healthy. This level of inactivity is having a profound effect; damaging children’s physical and emotional wellbeing as well as limiting their ability to succeed both in school and in life.
The financial cost of inactivity is also huge, expected to exceed £53billion over the lifetime of today’s children.
Mr Gwynne was invited by Hayley Duffy, the Director of Community and Extended Learning at the College, to visit the sporting facilities.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“I visited the college to help raise awareness of the importance of fitness and activity for young people.
“It was great to see the fantastic new sport and fitness activities in use at Denton Community College, which I went to as a pupil back when it was Egerton Park.
“I am pleased to say that Labour is committed to ensuring an absolute minimum of two hours of Physical Education every week for every pupil in every single school. Alongside this, our public health plans will encourage lifelong fitness for every member of our community.”