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Opening School Facilities goes county-wide to help thousands of Oxfordshire children to get active

Posted: Wed, 12 Jul 2023 10:43

Opening School Facilities goes county-wide to help thousands of Oxfordshire children to get active

"Schools are a vital community resource and have so much to offer, and it's inspiring to see to see them being used to help families become more active." Councillor Phil Chapman, Portfolio Holder for Healthy Communities

On Friday 30th June, schools who have benefited from Opening School Facilities funding across Cherwell District were visited to showcase the difference the funding is making to children's lives. In Cherwell, over 1,000 pupils and residents have engaged with the programme within just two months! Excitingly, the funding is now being distributed across Oxfordshire to benefit even more residents across the whole county. Read More »

Happier, healthier, more attentive children: the impact of Creating Active Schools in Oxfordshire

Posted: Wed, 10 May 2023 10:50

Happier, healthier, more attentive children: the impact of Creating Active Schools in Oxfordshire

For the past two years, Active Oxfordshire has partnered with Creating Active Schools (CAS) to help schools across Oxfordshire embed physical activity into their learning environments. The CAS framework is designed by health and education experts with the aim of improving the physical health and mental wellbeing of children, increasing concentration, and encouraging socialisation and collaboration between students at school. Read More »

How YouMove helps families maintain healthy weight through getting active

Posted: Wed, 12 Apr 2023 13:35

How YouMove helps families maintain healthy weight through getting active

The 2022/23 Director of Public Health Report by Director of Public Health, Oxfordshire County Council, Ansaf Azhar was recently released, focusing on achieving healthy weight and physical activity. Read More »

£500,000 funding from Opening School Facilities Fund set to help thousands of residents be more active together

Posted: Fri, 31 Mar 2023 12:00

£500,000 funding from Opening School Facilities Fund set to help thousands of residents be more active together

Active Oxfordshire, in partnership with North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership and working with districts across the county, has been awarded £500,000 funding through the Opening School Facilities Fund. We are extremely proud to be working with North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership and districts across the county to support schools to open up their facilities outside of the normal school day. This new funding comes at a time when there is an urgent need to help local families and the wider community access activities close to where they live. Read More »