Mayors Golden Kilometre
ISPAH ePoster Library. Warden C. 10/15/18; 225442; 23
Courtney Warden
Courtney Warden
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Abstract Established as a pilot project in 2017, the aim of the MGKM is to assist primary school aged children (4 – 11) to increase physical activity levels. The project works with primary schools to encourage their pupils to walk, skip, jog or run a 1KM route around their school or a local open space on a daily basis. Coordinated via a multi-agency steering group which includes the London Borough of Barnet , Public Health, Saracens Sport Foundation, Middlesex University and the Barnet Partnership for School Sport. A partnership approach has enabled the project to develop expertise, deliver efficiencies , build capacity and share best practiceUsing the NCMP dataset enabled effective target engagement of primary schools that are in most need of intervention to tackle the growing concern of excess weight. The project has also been linked to other initiatives i.e. Healthy Schools London, identifying how schools can use the MGKM as an activity to contribute to achieving their Bronze, Silver or Gold status.The pilot evidence included - 12 schools engaged (7000 participants) with a sustained programme. Health assessments undertaken by Middlesex University (two selected primary schools over a 6 week basis) demonstrated;A decrease in waist circumference by 1.1cmImproved physical activity levels with the MGKM being completed 2.5 minutes quicker between the start and end of analysisThree children went from being obese to overweight and one overweight child went from overweight to normal weightReported improvements in concentration and behaviour from head teachers and increased involvement from parents.
Abstract Established as a pilot project in 2017, the aim of the MGKM is to assist primary school aged children (4 – 11) to increase physical activity levels. The project works with primary schools to encourage their pupils to walk, skip, jog or run a 1KM route around their school or a local open space on a daily basis. Coordinated via a multi-agency steering group which includes the London Borough of Barnet , Public Health, Saracens Sport Foundation, Middlesex University and the Barnet Partnership for School Sport. A partnership approach has enabled the project to develop expertise, deliver efficiencies , build capacity and share best practiceUsing the NCMP dataset enabled effective target engagement of primary schools that are in most need of intervention to tackle the growing concern of excess weight. The project has also been linked to other initiatives i.e. Healthy Schools London, identifying how schools can use the MGKM as an activity to contribute to achieving their Bronze, Silver or Gold status.The pilot evidence included - 12 schools engaged (7000 participants) with a sustained programme. Health assessments undertaken by Middlesex University (two selected primary schools over a 6 week basis) demonstrated;A decrease in waist circumference by 1.1cmImproved physical activity levels with the MGKM being completed 2.5 minutes quicker between the start and end of analysisThree children went from being obese to overweight and one overweight child went from overweight to normal weightReported improvements in concentration and behaviour from head teachers and increased involvement from parents.
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