Getting kids active with Sainsbury’s Active Kids

I consider myself very lucky that I have such active kids, although there’s not really much luck involved. Our kids have been encouraged to play outside and to walk rather than go by car from a young age. These are habits I hope will last a lifetime. For the last few years, as regular readers, will know they’ve also taken part in a lot of sport.

I currently have a rugby-playing Scout, who loves going on big hikes and is at his happiest when he’s climbing a mountain. My eldest, who is just 13, is determined to do the Three Peaks this year. He has already climbed Snowdon several times.

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My younger son plays both football and rugby every weekend. He absolutely loves playing them and it gives me great pleasure to watch his skills, speed and strength developing week by week. He has also represented the school in various sports, including athletics and cricket.

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My daughter is my little dancer. She does four classes a week – ballet, tap, street and contemporary – and is highly talented. She’s a natural and she absolutely loves her dancing. She has also recently started running with me and, like her brother, has represented the school in a number of sports.

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Sport and being active gives my kids so much. Of course it keeps them fit and healthy, which is very important. But it gives them even more than that – confidence, team work, discipline, commitment and an opportunity to socialise and make friends. I love to see my kids’ determination to succeed – to climb the mountain, to score the goal or the try, or to get distinction in the dance exam. They try so hard and their determination and what they achieve makes them (and me!) very happy.

This is something which all kids should have the opportunity to achieve. Which is why Sainsbury’s have been running their Active Kids scheme since 2005. Fronted by three inspirational ambassadors, footballer Daniel Sturridge, swimmer, Ellie Simmonds, and sprinter, Jonnie Peacock, the campaign aims to help children lead healthier, more active lives. Since 2005 it has provided a massive £150 million of equipment and experiences to children.

As part of the Paralympic legacy, Sainsbury’s Active Kids for All will benefit 500,000 disabled children by 2016.

You can support the campaign every time you shop at Sainsbury’s from now until 5th May. You will receive a voucher for every £10 you spend on shopping, or every £5 you spend at Sainsbury’s Local. Vouchers aren’t just collected by schools – they’re collected by Scout and Guide groups and sports teams too. Even if you don’t have children or grandchildren yourself, you can donate the voucher to a local school or group.

I was given Sainsburys vouchers and signed merchandise in return for this post. Views are my own.

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. I’m collecting for Southridge First School!

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  2. Brilliant competition – I’d collect for my own Scout Group of course 😉

    I don’t think my children are as determined as yours, it takes a little bit more nudging and pestering to get them there and I can never understand how they completely forget in between each activity how much they enjoy it once they’re there!

    Jealous of your daughter’s dance talent – I danced as a child and wish I’d kept it up! xx

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    • Good luck!
      I don’t know where my kids got their determination and competitive nature from! (Their dad, I think!) Although both boys have a slight tendency to forget how much they like rugby until they’re there.

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    • Just what I thought! Good luck!

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  3. wesham c of e school

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  4. I’m collecting for two schools, which my sons attend. I have put the name of the school as a reply in Rafflecopter as I don’t want to leave this information in a comment.

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  5. Lakeside Primary School in Cardiff

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  6. Holly Primary.

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  7. I’ll be giving mine to a friend for her boys school

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  8. I’m collecting for St Bedes Catholic Primary my children’s school 🙂

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  9. My cousin’s school in Pontypool

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  10. Gosbecks Primary school

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  11. West road primary school

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  12. Good luck, everyone! 🙂

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  13. our local Primary School

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  14. Weatheralls primary

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  15. Addingham Primary School

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  16. il be collecting for my littlies nursery. they have an amazing bike/trike type thing with 4 seats! my daughter loves it and they wouldnt have it if it wernt for these type of scheme.
    mine are still young but i would LOVE to get my daughters into dance, i gave up at everything i tried as a kid and i dont want my girls to do the same as i feel i missed out on so much.

    cant afford dance lessons though so i may not get the chance

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  17. I’m collecting for my childrens school, I’ve put the name in the rafflecopter, thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  18. 1st Hedge End Brownie pack

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  19. St Barnabas Primary School

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  20. Heygarth Primary School

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  21. My son & daughters school (worlingham primary school)

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  22. St. Mary’s Primary School

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  23. Lydney c of e school

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  24. St Luke’s School, Redbourn

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  25. Lakeside primary school

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  26. stratton primary school

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  27. Ive been collecting mine for my childrens school 🙂 They get house points for each one they bring into school so gives me an excuse to shop more 😉

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  28. Leighswood Primary School

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  29. for my sons local football team

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  30. Penguin Nursery, Hull

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  31. Hamstel School where my daughter will be starting in September

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  32. I’m collecting for St. Richard Gwyn Catholic High School

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  33. Ellesmere primary school

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  34. St Georges Primary School Stockport

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  35. Westrop Primary School Highworth

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  36. knavesmire primary here.

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  37. Littleport Primary School

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  38. St Charles Primary. It’s nice to be able to give something back to the school as 7 of my kids have links with it.

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