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Providing answers to sedentary

Tuesday 14 June 2016
#Active school

This generation is undoubtedly the most inactive in our history. According to the World Health Organization, only 11% of girls and 25% of boys aged 11 practice the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day. The constant increase in sedentary lifestyles even places it in fourth place among the factors of mortality.


It is in this alarming context that PLAY International and the University of Paris Descartes are publishing a diagnosis that reveals the urgent need to reverse this trend and put children back into work in a sustainable way. Haifa Tlili and Hélène Joncheray, members of the Body's Technical and Stakes Laboratory, use this report to take stock of the situation and propose key recommendations for concrete action with children.




On the basis of this diagnosis and in the continuity of the Playdagogy programme, the NGO is setting up an experimental project in 5 schools and extracurricular facilities in Ile-de-France. The objective: to co-create and disseminate new concrete pedagogical responses that enable educators and teachers to promote an active life.


This project is part of a new strategic partnership between PLAY International and Nike that is already engaged in this subject through the Designed to move platform.


This diagnosis will be followed by a field survey carried out with the Paul Eluard de Bobigny extracurricular centre, La Goutte d'Or Paris, Louis Blanc Paris, Anatole France Vitry-sur-Seine, Jules Ferry Issy-les-Moulineaux

The video of the launch of the program at the Palais de Tokyo: