According to the latest Active Lives Survey of children and young people, nationally only 17.5% of children and young people (1.2m) are currently meeting the current Chief Medical Officers guidelines of taking part in sport and physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day. A further 25.7% (1.8m) sit just below this threshold taking part on average for 60+ minutes across the week, whilst 32.9% (2.3m) do less than an average of 30 minutes per day.
|Percentage of Children meeting the Physical Activity guidelines
||Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
|Children and Young People currently meeting the current CMO guidelines for Sport and Physical Activity
|Children and Young people currently active on average for 60+ minutes per week
|Children and Young people ‘fairly active’ doing an average of 30-59 minutes per day of physical activity
|Children and Young People currently inactive, doing less than an average of 30 minutes physical activity per day.
Boys (20%) are more likely to be active than girls (14%) and this gap only gets wider from Years 5-6 (9-11yr olds) upwards
Government guidelines set out that children and young people should get 30 minutes of their daily physical activity through the school day and 30 minutes outside of school. Data shows that 28% of children and young people do 30 minutes or more every day at school, while 22% do so outside school.