Get Kids More Active

Hundreds of local kids shaking up their summer


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Hundreds of children from across the borough have been shaking up their summer, thanks to a council-backed campaign to get kids more active.

The 10 Minute Shake Up campaign, organised by Change4Life with Disney, aims to bring a little magic to families, and help get kids across the country moving for an extra 100 million minutes this summer.

In Hounslow, hundreds of families have signed up to the campaign, and have received activity packs and ideas to help parents keep their children active over the summer.

The council are also running a competition encouraging kids to log their activities for a chance to win a new bike, Disney goodies, Brentford FC tickets or swimming passes. Parents simply need to pick up or download an activity card, log every time their child completes ten minutes of activity, and then send it to the freepost address by 12 September for a chance to win.

The more active they are, the more times they can enter!

Cllr Sachin Gupta, cabinet member for public health and leisure at the council said:

“Making sure kids stay active and entertained throughout the long summer holidays can be a struggle but this campaign will hopefully make things a little easier.

“The 10 Minute Shake Up campaign offers families a free pack to make things a little easier, with lots of ideas for 10 minute bursts of fun. Having fun and getting active has never been simpler!

“Working with our partners across the borough, we have created a calendar of events and activities taking place so parents can easily find something to get the kids moving this summer.”

Health experts recommend children have 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per day. By breaking this down into manageable 10 minute bursts of fun, the campaign aims to help the 4 in 5 children who currently do not meet this target.

To find out more about what’s on offer across the borough, sign up to the campaign, or take part in the competition, visit

August 22, 2014