Children at schools in deprived areas are to be given pedometers as part of a £494,000 project to motivate inactive children to become fitter.

Public health minister Caroline Flint launched the National School Pedometer Programme, which will see 250 schools across the country given 45,000 pedometers.

Ms Flint said: 'Using pedometers in schools has successfully encouraged children, especially those who do less exercise, to become more active, so I am pleased to announce that this scheme is being extended.'

Read the press release here

Children at schools in deprived areas are to be given pedometers as part of a£494,000 project to motivate inactive children to become fitter.

Public health minister Caroline Flint launched the National School Pedometer Programme, which will see 250 schools across the country given 45,000 pedometers.

Ms Flint said: 'Using pedometers in schools has successfully encouraged children, especially those who do less exercise, to become more active, so I am pleased to announce that this scheme is being extended.'

Read the press release here