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Active Lives Children's Survey

Activity Levels are Worryingly Low for Young People

In December 2018, Sport England published the first Active Lives Children and Young People report, which showed that more than a third of children/young people in England do fewer than 30 minutes of physical activity a day. They state that not enough is being done. Urgent change is needed if we're to increase the activity levels for future generations, and to influence positive health outcomes for the future.

Measuring Activity in Dorset Schools

Sport England aims to survey 100,000 children and young people in Years 1 to 11 each academic year, of which 1800 are from Dorset. The survey is school-based and covers measures of children's activity levels, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, well-being, self-efficacy and levels of social trust.

All schools will receive a bespoke report from Sport England about their pupils, and credits to exchange for sports equipment. One survey takes 15 minutes to answer on-line, but the results will last for longer. They will influence local decision-making and inform government policy.

This year, a new Healthy Schools Rating can be achieved by schools. Completing the 15-minute teacher survey will generate a bronze, silver or gold award.