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Research to explore how active primary school children are

Academics at Leeds Beckett University are seeking primary schools to take part in a research project which will investigate how children in the UK, aged between seven and 11 years, spend their time, and how active they are.

The Getting Kids Moving project is funded by Ferrero’s +Sport Move and Learn Project and led by Helen Ingle, Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion at Leeds Beckett and Research Assistant Susan Coan. The team are recruiting schools from all over the UK to take part in an online survey for parents and, in some schools, focus groups with children lasting around 45 minutes each.

The aim is to get identify new ways to help children and families become more active and healthy, and the research will take place throughout June at a time convenient for each school.

Schools taking part in the research will receive a voucher worth at least £100 to spend on PE or active play equipment, and details of the findings of the study and tips for parents on getting their kids active.

For more information about the project, or if you are a school wanting to take part, please contact: Susan Coan at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or on 0113 812 8496 or Helen Ingle at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Pie Corbett