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Wiltshire schools invited to help year 9 girls to be more physically active

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Our colleagues at the University of Bristol are looking for Wiltshire schools to take part in an exciting new project that is looking at helping Year 9 girls to be more physically active. 


The PLAN-A project is a novel approach that helps adolescent girls to share positive physical activity messages with their peer group. The team have recently completed a pilot evaluation of the project which involved a number of Wiltshire schools https://www.wiltshirehealthyschools.org/partnership-projects/past-projects/university-of-bristol---plan-a-/ 


This pilot showed that the program is acceptable to schools, the girls find the program helpful and the program is well received by the schools, girls and parents. It also has great potential to help girls to be more physically active. Based on feedback from the schools and pupils the team have made some changes to the program design to further enhance the programme content and they are now ready to assess the longer-term impact.

The team have recently been funded to conduct a larger evaluation of the project in 20 secondary schools across Southwest England and they are trying to identify interested schools. All schools will receive a £500 donation, children will receive a thank you for taking part and half the schools will receive the innovative program.

More information on the project can be found in this document. If you would like to find out more, please contact Prof Russ Jago on russ.jago@bristol.ac.uk or 0117 9546603

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