Improving the health and well-being of our children.
Active Play is simple: it boosts physical activity in children and helps them develop fundamental movement skills such as coordination and balance, all through playing physically active games.
High levels of inactivity among Scotland’s children are having a serious effect on their health and well-being and can impact the rest of their lives. Our Active Play programme is proven to increase physically activity but is also linked to improved emotional, social and cognitive development. Active Play is also linked to Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence and contributes to closing the attainment gap for children in deprived areas.
Children need to be active and they need to play. We are working to make Active Play and fundamental part of the school day in Scotland.