If you have been randomly selected to participate in the Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People, congratulations! In the Autumn 2019 term the following schools have been randomly selected in Northumberland;
- Bedlington Station Primary School
- Central Primary School
- The Duchess’s Community High School
- Highfield Middle School
- James Calvert Spence College
- St Michael’s Church of England Primary School
- St Mary’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided First School
Your local contact in Northumberland Sport for any queries is Amy Scott (Children & Young People Development Worker) whom you can contact via email@example.com or 07966 330309.
What is the Active Lives Survey?
In December 2015, the Government published its’ new strategy for sport (Sporting Future) extending Sport England’s remit down to 5 years old. Hence, the Active Lives Survey: Children and Young People was developed to provide a world-leading approach to gathering data on how children engage with sport and physical activity. The aim is to capture data from Schools around how much sport and physical activity children and young people aged 5-16 are participating in, and their attitudes and behaviours towards physical activity.
How is the survey administered?
Sport England provides us with a list of randomly selected schools each term, along with 3 specific year groups. We will then work with the school to identify a random mixed ability class in each year who will be asked to complete the survey.
You will be provided with unique URL addresses for each survey, once logged in it should take pupils no longer than 20 minutes to complete. You will need to choose a date (or 3 separate dates) before the end of term and notify us of your intended completion date.
Download the Active Lives Survey Guide for more information.
What the Survey Looks Like
If you wish to view what a survey questionnaire looks like before running it in your school, the following practice links are live until 26th July 2019. No answers will be stored from these, but they will allow you to view the questions quite easily in advance. Simply click on the relevant links below:
Survey Results So Far
The survey started on the 4th September 2017 and the first national report for the 2017/18 academic year has been published. The survey shows that around 3 million children (43.3%) lead active lives, however of that group, only 1.2 million (17.5%) are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines of more than 60 minutes of activity a day, every day of the week.
Further information for schools is available on the Sport England website.