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Inactivity has increased (by +5.1%) since 2015-16 in Bury, although those that are fairly active has increased (by +0.7%), those reaching the recommended amount of movement to benefit their health has decreased (by-5.7%).
In Oldham 70.2% of children and young people are not achieving an average of 60 active minutes per day, which means that only 3 in 10 are doing enough activity to stay healthy.
GreaterSport have worked with Sporting Equals to understand BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Groups’ activity levels, attitudes, motivations and barriers to sport and physical activity across Greater Manchester. Both organisations felt it was important to share some of the key findings.
GreaterSport have teamed up with The National Football Museum to launch the Greater Manchester School's Football Poetry Competition for the second year running. The competition which is open to any school within Greater Manchester has 2 categories; KS2 & KS3 and is asking individual pupils, groups or even whole class' to write a poem which has football as its central theme. Some suggested ideas include players, teams, matchdays, goals etc.