Kids around the country are being encouraged to enter a competition to design a game which gets everyone up and about this summer.
The competition is part of a campaign by Games4Life to get children active for an hour each day, following findings that only 33% of boys and 21% of girls aged four to 15 actually get the recommended 60 active minutes per day.
Inspiration for the new game can come from anywhere, whether it's the London 2012 Olympic Games or simply an activity from the school playground. It can involve everyday sports equipment, such as a bat and ball or a football, or no equipment at all.
Your child has free reign to do whatever they want but it should help participants to reach the 60 active minutes a day recommended for children aged five to 18.
The Change4Life competition is part of the summer-long Games4Life campaign, which aims to help us become the most active host nation ever and keep boredom at bay during the school holidays.
Judges will be looking for an activity which is inventive, practical and mostly importantly gets the nation moving! The chosen entry will win a Haven holiday for its creator and their family.
How to enter
Has your child got what it takes? If so, they need to do the following:
- Send a short description of their game to Games4Life including its name, any equipment that is needed, how it is played and the number of players which are required
- Send a picture/photo showing how to play the game
- Post the entry to Games4Life Competition, PO BOX 2740, London W1A 5DQ or visit the Games4Life site for more information - including a contact name and number.
- Children aged five to 14 can take part in the competition, and must send in their entries before the closing date of 22 August. Entries will be judged by a panel of experts and the short-listed winners will be announced in September.
More summer activities
With such a big British summer of sport there is plenty to get involved with up and down the country, so why not let the stars of the future try their hand at a whole range of free or great value sporting activities.