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Shake up your summer with Disney

Change4Life let's get moving Published: Wednesday, 26th July 2017

Children are being encouraged to keep active this summer with the help of their favourite Disney characters.

Change4Life has launched a national 10 Minute Shake Up programme with Disney, Sport England and schools to help get children more active.

The 10 Minute Shake Ups are back this summer for the fourth year to encourage families to take part in physical activity together. New ‘Shake Ups’ will be released each week over the summer holidays with games, featuring characters from Disney Pixar’s latest animation Cars 3, as well as Disney’s Moana, Frozen Fever, Zootropolis, Beauty and the Beast and The Lodge.

New for this year, the ‘Shake Ups’ will focus on core skills such as running, jumping, throwing, catching and balance and can be completed at any time throughout the day. The ‘Shake Ups’ with Disney also aim to inspire longer term activity among children, promoting healthy habits all year round while exploring different magical Disney worlds.

Cllr Maureen McLaughlin, executive board member for public health and wellbeing, said:Being active helps improve children’s physical health and mental wellbeing, as well as helping to build social skills, boost self-confidence, improve bone and heart health and maintain a healthy weight.

“The ‘Shake Ups’ are a great way of getting active as every 10 minute burst of exercise can make a real difference in helping children reach the 60 minutes they need each day.”

Keep a look out for council staff running 10 Minute Shake Ups activities at various community events throughout the summer holidays.

  • 1 August – VPX – Victoria Park
  • 6 August – Fairfield Fete, St Elphin’s Park
  • 8 August – VPX – Victoria Park
  • 9 August – Birchwood Family Fun Day, The encounter centre
  • 15 August – VPX – Victoria Park
  • 19 August – Bewsey by the Sea
  • 22 August – VPX – Victoria Park
  • 3 September – Woolston Show,  Woolston Park
  • 10 September – Whitecross Fun Day, Whitecross Community Centre

(Please note that dates can be subject to change or cancellation due to adverse weather conditions.)

Search ‘10 Minute Shake Ups’ online to find lots of exciting Disney inspired games and activities to make this a non-stop summer of fun and activity.