Thursday 22 March 2018

BBC and Premier League team up for Super Movers campaign

Schools taking part have the chance to win awards such as a visit from the Premier League trophy.

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Reporter

Presenters Gabby Logan and Radzi Chinyanganya and Arsenal WFC captain Alex Scott are backing a new scheme to help primary school teachers to inspire children to become more active.

The trio are ambassadors for Super Movers, an initiative from the BBC and the Premier League.

Super Movers will bring stars from the worlds of football, music and television together in free educational videos aimed at capturing children’s imaginations and helping teachers to get them moving throughout the day with a series of routines and activities. Schools taking part will also have the chance to win awards from the Premier League and clubs, such as a visit from the Premier League trophy.

The campaign is backed by a new online survey commissioned for the BBC and Premier League, and carried out by Populus, which found that over half of parents of children aged five to 10 agree that their children are better behaved (54%) and in a better mood (60%) after exercise.


BBC Sport presenter Logan will be live on BBC Breakfast on Tuesday when she will join teachers, parents and students at a school in London to take part in Super Movers activities.

She said: “As a mum to two sporty children, I’m excited to be involved with Super Movers as I see first-hand how important it is for children to be as active as possible to get the most out of their day, both mentally and physically, so Super Movers is a really innovative way to do just that.”

On Thursday, Scott, captain of Arsenal Women Football Club, will join CBBC favourites Ben Shires and Naomi Wilkinson to front a BBC Live Lesson hosted by Liverpool FC at Anfield stadium.

“It didn’t surprise me at all to learn that when children are more active on a daily basis, they get more from their school day and beyond,” she said.

“With so many fun videos on offer, there’s no excuse not to give it a go and I’m looking forward to seeing it in action for myself at the Live Lesson!”


Chinyanganya said he is “lucky enough to get to take part in regular physical challenges and activities” as a Blue Peter presenter.

“So I can vouch for how enjoyable it is and how much of a boost it gives you!” he added.

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