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Take part in our study about physical activity in primary schools

Help us understand the views of primary school teachers, parents, and stakeholders on in-school physical activity data of primary school pupils.

About this research study

The aim of this study is to explore views on primary school pupils' in-school physical activity data.

This research is part of a wider project at University of Bath. It aims to understand pupils' physical activity and how schools can be supported to encourage physical activity in children.

If you would like to take part, you will be asked questions about yourself - such as your age, teaching experience (if any), and your opinion of physical activity in school. Then you will view physical activity data and answer questions based on how you respond to the information.

The questionnaire includes data from 292 schools, and from over 18,000 primary school pupils, who have worn commercially available physical activity bands during an academic year.

The study is completely anonymous and no identifiable information will be collected about you.

Participant eligibility

You can take part in this study if you are:

  • a parent/guardian/carer of a child attending primary school
  • working in a primary school environment, (for example, as a teacher or teaching assistant)
  • a wider stakeholder for a primary school (for example, a governor or local authority employee)

Anyone who is involved in primary schools is also welcome to participate. You do not need to have prior knowledge of primary schools or education to take part in this study.

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Take part in this research

The study will start on 24 October 2023 and end on 26 February 2024.

What you'll do

You will need to complete one online questionnaire which will take between 10 to 15 minutes to complete

What you will get for participating

You will be making a valuable contribution to wider research aimed at keeping children active and healthy.

If you would like a summary of the project’s overall findings you can email the lead researcher, Georgina Wort.

Ethics approval

Ethical approval has been granted by the Biomedical Sciences Research Ethics Committee at the University of Bath, reference 147.

How will your personal information be handled?

The survey is completely anonymous and no identifiable information will be collected about you.

If you change your mind part way through completing the questionnaire you can close the online survey and your information will not be saved or used within this research project.

Only the research team will have access to the information you provide. We will treat all the information that you provide as confidential and store it securely, for a minimum of 10 years, at the University of Bath in accordance with GDPR, and current UK data protection legislation.

Participate in this study

Complete our online questionnaire

Contact us

If you have any questions about the study, want to know more about the data, or access any of the graphs please contact us.