Both, the policy makers and physical education teachers are reinventing the concept of physical education - searching for new ways to increase physical activity among children and youth. SCULT School Sport Forum 2017 is a discussion forum and knowledge sharing event around this growingly important topic, bringing together international experts, practitioners, PE teachers and policy makers. School Sport Forum 2017 is organised jointly by SCULT/Sport Year Foundation and the Estonian School Sport Union.
World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that children and adolescents should accumulate at least 60 min of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) daily. Additionally, within these 60 min, vigorous-intensity physical activity (VPA) should be incorporated at least three times per week. Such levels of physical activity are associated with physical, social and mental health benefits. Besides, physical activity in childhood and adolescence is positively related to adult physical activity and health. Indeed, in most European countries, less than 50% of children and adolescents complied with the recommended levels of physical activity, regardless of the measurement method. However, there is a large variation between countries. Self-reported data from HBSC 2016 study indicated that among 11-year-olds Italy (13 %), Denmark (15 %) and Greece (16 %) had the lowest prevalence of children meeting recommended physical activity levels, while Finland (41 %), Ireland (38 %) and Bulgaria (36 %) had the highest prevalence. Generally, boys were more active than girls independent of the measurement method or reported outcome variables, and children tended to be more active than adolescents.
SCULT School Sport Forum 2017 "The Future of PE Education & The Role of Volunteering in Youth Development" is a one day event taking place in two nearby locations - in the Järveküla School, and the Extreme Sport Centre SPOT of Tallinn (Estonia).
School Sport Forum 2017 is the final event of the Archimedes Foundation Youth Agency Erasmus+ project "Utilising Experiences from Great Britain to Develop School Sport & Youth Volunteering in Estonia". Project partners are Sport Year Foundation (SCULT), Youth Sport Trust (UK), Junior Chamber International (JCI) Tallinn, Estonian School Sport Union, Tallinn University, Tallinn 21st School, and Gustav Adolf Gymnasium.