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Physical education in schools gets boost from Disney

Disney Africa has launched Disney Healthy Happy Play programme in the Western Cape and this will be rolled out to other provinces across the country. The programme is aimed at empowering more schools to entrench physical education into their curriculum.

Disney is placing a great amount of emphases on their approach to healthy living and has partnered with Sporting Chance, a leading sports coaching and development organisation.

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies spoke to Brad Bing, managing director of Sporting Chance.

The idea is to empower schools in South Africa to increase the importance of physical education in their curriculum.

Brad Bing, Managing Director of Sporting Chance.

Bing says they have put together iconic Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Goofy and others to get the message out to young children in schools. The programme is fun and creates excitement around physical activity.

Christine Service, senior vice president of Walt Disney says this is part of the ongoing focus to get children and parents engaged in their well being.

According to Service, Disney Africa has recently launched a brand new show on SABC 2 and Disney Channel called Cookabout.

That's aimed at showing people that there are fantastic ingredients right here in South Africa that are fun to eat and fun to cook.

Christine Service, Senior Vice President and Country Manager of The Walt Disney

Listen to the full conversation below:

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