Bolton is estimated to be home to over 285,400 people. The latest Active Lives results published by Sport England (November 2019-Nov 2020) shows that 61.5% of adults in Bolton are active for at least 30 minutes a week, this equates to 138,800 adults moving. However this is a decrease of 23,300 from 12 months prior and we need to all keep working together to support active lives for all in Bolton.
Learn more about Bolton's adult activity levels related to key demographic data such as gender, age and disability here.
Active Lives data (academic year 2019-20) also shows that *63.4% of children and young people in Greater Manchester are moving, achieving at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. There was insufficient data collected for children and young people in Bolton in this academic year. In the previous academic year (2018-19) 64% of children and young people were moving 30 mins + per day.
For more information about children and young people’s physical activity levels see here.
*Borough Level Data: Please note that this data should be interpreted with caution, Covid-19 had a significant impact on data collection and the caveats for the data can be found here.
Green Fold School, part of The Orchards Federation of schools in Bolton, discovered new ways to adopt the principles of The Daily Mile™ to suit the needs of their range of learners. SLD Curriculum Leader Harriet Davidson explains how she found a way to use the initiative to increase activity levels across all abilities, and boost enjoyment, energy and excitement within the school day.