06 September, 2013 - Taoiseach Launches “Get Active” Guiding Framework

Framework allows for a co-ordinated approach to physical education, physical activity and sport for children and young people.  
 

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, today formally launched the Get Active Guiding Framework, which aims to create a co-ordinated approach to physical education, physical activity and sport in school and community settings for children and young people.

Speaking at the launch, the Taoiseach said: “Physical activity is great for body and mind. This Government is committed to making Ireland a healthier place to live. To achieve this, provision for physical education, physical activity and sport must be focussed, effective and sustainable. If we do this well, our children and young people will enjoy better health, a more balanced education and a more equitable and inclusive society in the future. Get Active builds on the work of the Healthy Ireland framework to promote a healthy society with well-being valued and supported.”

Developed in partnership by the Department of Education and Skills, the Department of Health, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Get Active seeks to promote children’s well-being and interests.
 
The Framework can be used by organisations and individuals according to their needs. It is not prescriptive or exhaustive in detail as it is more about encouraging dialogue and generating new ideas.
 
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