The key project also promotes children’s activities, as physical inactivity of the population is a problem in all wealthy countries. The goal is that each comprehensive school pupil would exercise for at least one hour each day.
The operational method of the Finnish Schools on the Move project, launched in 2010, has already reached more than 70 % of all Finnish schoolchildren. The method promotes sitting less during lessons and exercising more during break times. The goal is not to increase the number of PE classes, but instead to encourage learning through being active during other classes and break times.
Finnish Schools on the Move is a national action programme aiming to establish a physically active culture in Finnish comprehensive schools. Schools and municipalities participating in the programme implement their own individual plans to increase physical activity during the school day.
The Government key project aims to renew competencies and education to respond to future challenges. The objective is that by 2025 Finland is a leading country in knowledge, education and future learning.