Beckham backs bid to get kids into sport

David Beckham.
David Beckham.

The 10th year of Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme has launched at Lancaster, and customers can now collect vouchers in-store and help registered schools, groups and clubs across the Lancaster district to receive equipment and experiences.

The scheme has launched seven months ahead of key changes to the national curriculum on cooking and healthy eating, where all pupils between the ages of seven and 14 are to be taught cookery from September.

To support these key changes, more than 100 new cookery and nutrition toolkits have been added to the range of sports and cooking equipment on offer as part of the voucher exchange for schools, Scouts and Guide groups and clubs.

Meanwhile, teacher resource toolkits, developed in collaboration with the British Nutritional Foundation and the Department of Education, will equip school children with the materials, ingredients and knowledge to learn the skills to lead healthier lives.

Sainsbury’s Lancaster customers have until May 20 to collect vouchers.

Active Kids Ambassador David Beckham said: “Helping kids in Lancaster to understand why being active and eating healthily is really important, which is why I am proud to announce that Sainsbury’s Active Kids collection is now open.”