To help put the sunshine back into the lives of Australians, Golden Circle Limited, which is a subsidiary of Heinz Australia, set out on a mission to get families to turn technology off and turn life on with the SunHour project in October 2016.
The project asked families to pledge one hour of outdoor time on the SunHour website. Playing outside and participating in sports is proven to positively improve academic performance, with 52 percent of children doing better at school, socialising better and achieving higher grades as a direct result of regular outdoor play and exercise.
# Whether families cycled around the bay or played outside in the back garden, all treasured time together was logged. In the end, 338,215 hours were pledged and 291 bikes were given to children in need. For further details please see: http://sunhour.com/
#Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The association between school based physical activity, including physical education, and academic performance, 2010.