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Big Dance gets the day off to an active start for pupils  

by Gemma Melling

More than 5,000 Knowsley primary school children and their parents showcased their spectacular dance moves by taking part in the Rise and Shine Big Dance event on Friday (24 June).

And here’s how some of the schools taking part shared their pictures and videos of the event on social media:


What is the Big Dance event?

The event aimed to get as many primary schools as possible to take part in a simultaneous dance class in their school on Friday 24 June to mark National School Sports Week. In all, 18 Knowsley primary schools and more than 5,000 pupils and parents took part in the event.

With Government guidelines recommending that children and young people aged five to 18 should do at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, the Rise and Shine Big Dance event hoped to show young people that being active is great fun.

The event was organised by the 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Schools 4 Health Team and delivered by Linx 4 Life. It is an example of just one the 5 Boroughs Partnership team work with our local primary schools to help reduce levels of childhood obesity through promoting fun exercise and healthy lifestyle choices.


Want to find out more?

If you’re a Knowsley school and want to find out more about increasing physical activity within your school community, contact the Schools 4 Health Team on 0151 244 4383.