During November & December 2013 91
year 9 pupils took part in a project for
the University of Bristol
Aim of the project:
To discover whether
the environment yr 9
pupils live in affects
how physically active
Discover where yr 9
pupils go to be active
The pupils were asked:
To fill in a
where they live and
what they do
Wear an activity &
GPS monitor for a
What was Involved
On average, Yr 9 pupils were
moderately active for 29 minutes a day.
girls were slightly more active (30
minutes) than the boys(28 minutes)
in tutor group “W” were more
active (43 minutes) than pupils in other
tutor groups (26 minutes). Well done “W”!
Time spent being active was higher on
week days (31 minutes) compared with
weekend days (25 minutes).
The recommendation for health
is 60 minutes of moderate to
vigorous activity per day!
Overall, year 9 pupils
reported eating 5 or more
portions of fruit and
vegetables on average per
day. Keep it up!
In general girls reported
eating more (6.2 pieces)
than boys (5.5 pieces),
with tutor group “C”
eating the most (7.3
Eating a wide variety of fruit and vegetables as
part of your daily diet is really important, and a
great way of getting all of the nutrients and
vitamins that your body and mind need for
healthy growth and development!
Most people (90%)
transport to get to
9% of pupils walk
1% of pupils
cycled to school
Join one of the FREE active after school clubs on
offer. For example squash, rugby, netball,
hockey, football or table tennis!!
If you usually travel to school by car ask to be
dropped a bit further away from school so you
can walk the last 5-10 minutes.
If you usually travel by bus, walk to catch it one
stop further than your usual one.
54% of pupils reported eating crisps, sweets,
chocolate and biscuits more than 3 times a
week. You could try to reduce this to twice a
week or less!