Posted: Thursday 28th June 2018
Hertfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Richard Roberts, presented South Hill Primary School with a cheque for £1,000 yesterday for health and wellbeing activities.
The school won first prize in a random draw as a result of running a ‘Daily mile for All Ages’ event to launch Hertfordshire’s ‘It’s Never Too Late to be Active’ campaign, which encourages older adults to become more active.
Physical inactivity costs the Hertfordshire health economy more than £16million a year and is the fourth greatest cause of death and disability, causing 1 in 6 deaths in the UK. Yet one in four Hertfordshire residents does less than 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, and many more are not meeting national guidelines of 150 minutes a week. So over 50’s in Hertfordshire are being told ‘It’s Never Too Late to be Active’ in Hertfordshire County Council’s new Public Health campaign to encourage residents to enjoy a more active and healthy lifestyle.
We would like to thank all the schools that took part in the Never Too Late campaign. The response was outstanding with nearly 50 schools across the county taking part.
We are delighted to announce the winners of the prize draw:
1st place: South Hill Primary School, Hemel Hempstead
2nd place: Park Street Primary School, St Albans
3rd place: Micklem Primary School, Hemel Hempstead
The campaign is still running until 15 July 2018, so get involved or tell your friends, family and neighbours that they can still sign up for their free support and activity voucher until then at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/nevertoolate