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Little Big Superstars

16 Mar 2015 00:00:00

I thought you might be interested in hearing how our Little Big Superstars have been getting on!

My son, the inspiration behind Little Big Sports has been cricket obsessed since he could walk. Last year was his first full season playing Under 11 cricket and he loved it. The icing on the cake was the Awards ceremony he attended on Friday. We were all delighted when he was presented with his trophy for being the leading wicket taker! Role on the start of this years cricket season.

Tonbridge cricket club best bowling figures 2014

True to stereotypes, my daughter shuns all the sport my son loves but is enjoying dancing, swimming and the occasional horse riding lesson. This weekend she very excitedly took her first ballet exam. It was a great experience and we were very proud of her. We won't find out until after Easter but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she has been successful.

First ballet exam

I would love to know what your Little Big Superstars have been up to. Share your photos with the Little Big Sports facebook page or Pinterest page

P.S: Big respect to all the parents who ferry their sporty children around and provide endless encouragement!!

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The Government plans to cut £162 million of sports funding for schools has sparked a political and sporting row. Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, has broken pledges made during the election and to the Olympics Committee. How are we supposed to tap in to London 2012 fever when school kids won't have the framework to get involved? Lots of sports stars have similar views at and so does Adrian Warner in his BBC Blog.
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From our experience, getting kids involved in sport early on not only leads to the fitness and health benefits but also builds confidence. Don't take our word for it, read this article from the

Getting kids involved in sport at a young age can help with fitness and social skills, says Early Years Coach John McCallum. GETTING your children active now will stand them in good stead for later life. Kids should clock up an hour of activity five days a week. But dark, cold days make the lure of TV, DVDs and video games hard to ignore. Many parents overestimate how active their children actually are. One study, by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, suggested as few as three in every 100 are actually active for an hour every day. Significant numbers of kids are overweight and one in five children in Scotland could face health problems as adults unless families are encouraged to become more active. Regular exercise significantly reduces the chances of coronary heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

"If we give kids a positive experience of activity when they are young, hopefully it will encourage them to take part in sport and be active as they grow," said John McCallum, the Early Years Coach at Active Stirling.

John has been teaching nursery kids as young as three activities based on rugby, basketball, dance and orienteering. He said: "It develops their social skills as they learn teamwork, sharing and taking turns. It also helps coordination, interaction, and language. You can tell the difference in the kids who've had the chance to develop active skills. They're more confident and better coordinated."
Schools are only required to offer children two hours of PE every week so the onus is on parents to ensure their kids get enough exercise after school, at weekends and during holidays.

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