Couch kids

16th March 2001 at 00:00
The British Heart Foundation's report on "couch kids" startled adults into awareness of the risks young people were taking through their torpid habits. The Active School is a large pack which outlines many approaches to a healthy life. It's not just about sport and team games, though these have a high profile. There are good ideas for persuading students to cycle or walk to school and to embrace robust pursuits in their free time. There are useful links o organisations and funders.

The Active School costs pound;29.50 for secondary schools - a parallel pack for primary schools (pound;24.99) was launched in 1999. Cheques should be sent to British Heart Foundation, co 273 Abbeydale Rd, Middlesex HA10 1PZ. Packs are free to schools taking part in Sport England's accreditation scheme. Information on this scheme is available from Caroline Inman. Tel: 020 7273 1702. Email:

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