How to deliver successful active interventions in schools

Thursday 9th May 14:45 - 15:35

The recent grass roots interest in running programmes, such as The Daily Mile, has been unparalleled and is likely due to its low cost and ease of implementation. What can we learn from this movement and other programmes about successfully getting kids active in schools? How does this link with the Government’s children’s obesity strategy? How do you successfully implement physical activity interventions that stick and are sustainable in schools? What are the proven mechanisms and processes for successful implementation? What makes an effective and enjoyable programme and how does it improve confidence, resilience and attention in all children? What motivates staff and children to participate and support a programme?

Chair

Dr Lauren Sherar, Reader in Physical Activity and Public Health at Loughborough University

Implementing successful interventions in schools

Speaker

Dr Lauren Sherar, Reader in Physical Activity and Public Health at Loughborough University

Running programmes

Speaker

Martine Verweij, Founding Chief Executive at Kids Run Free

Active classrooms

Speaker

​Melanie Kinnear, Consultant at Premier League Primary Stars and BBC Super Movers