Promoting physical activity in the education sector (2018)




Schools are widely recognized as important settings for the promotion of physical activity among young people. The vast majority of children and adolescents spend most hours of their day at school, so it is essential that they be given ample opportunity to be physically active

This report provides a snapshot of the current status of promotion of physical activity in the education sector in EU Member States. It presents data collected on several indicators designed to monitor physical education in primary and secondary schools throughout the EU, diverse schemes for school-related physical activity promotion, specialized training for physical education teachers and schemes to encourage active travel to school.