Anne-Marie Morris MP visited Teign School on Friday 28th June to celebrate the importance of PE and school sport to young people’s wellbeing. She was able to see Year 7 students taking part in the Field Events prior to Teign School’s Sports Day which takes place on Friday 5th July. Teign School was one of thousands across the UK that took part in YST National School Sport Week 2019 from 24 to 28 June. This annual celebration is co-ordinated by children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust to highlight the important role of Physical Education and school sport in education. It comes at a time when national research shows that fewer than one in five young people are active for 60 minutes every day and thousands of hours of PE have been lost since 2012.
For this year’s YST National School Sport Week, schools showcased how PE and school sport improve young people’s wellbeing. The week was themed around the Five Ways to Wellbeing which states that the five keys to good mental health and wellbeing are being active, connecting, giving back, taking notice and learning.
Mrs Morris said of her visit:
““I was delighted to join staff and students at Teign School getting involved in National School Sports Week. Sport and PE are so important for the health and personal development of young people, and it was great to see the enthusiasm with which the children were using the school’s excellent outdoor sports facilities.”
Year 7 Students pictured with L-R Centre Anne-Marie Morris MP, Suzannah Wharf (Head Teacher) and Amy Auton (Head of PE)