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Major Moves

  1. 1. Major Moves Conference 2008
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>A division of PTE plc </li></ul><ul><li>Focus is provision of products and services that will give our clients the opportunity to increase activity amongst children. </li></ul><ul><li>Drive to search out new products, programmes and services that will attract children and inspire them to continue to undertake the activity. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Challenges <ul><li>Children’s obesity levels are increasing </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional activities are not engaging the youth of today </li></ul><ul><li>Parents perceptions of kids levels of activity at odds with the reality </li></ul><ul><li>“ The physical activity levels of children in the UK have been enormously overestimated” (Archives of Disease in Childhood – Sept 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>130 children aged 6-7 over a one week period observed </li></ul><ul><li>Actual recorded data compared with that from the Health Survey for England supplied by parents </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Challenges <ul><li>Health Survey for England – 146 minutes of moderate physical activity per day reported by parents </li></ul><ul><li>Research findings – 24 minutes per day!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Boys were achieving 26 minutes per day and girls 22 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Health Survey indicated 83% of boys and 56% of girls were achieving recommended daily levels of moderate to vigorous exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Research showed just 3% of boys and 3% of girls were achieving this level. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Solutions <ul><li>Children are not just small versions of adults </li></ul><ul><li>Drivers, motivations are different </li></ul><ul><li>However the problems are the same!!! </li></ul><ul><li>The solutions need to recognise the differences and the similarities </li></ul>
  6. 6. Solutions <ul><li>First priority in providing children’s activity is that it has to be FUN! </li></ul><ul><li>There needs to be a sustainable learning curve to continually provide new challenges. </li></ul><ul><li>If initial presentation the activity is deemed by the child to be from their “culture” barriers to access are greatly reduced. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at motor skills and team skills </li></ul><ul><li>Have competition available as an option </li></ul><ul><li>Accept that there is no one perfect solution – there needs to variety </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor and track activity and improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Try to think like a child </li></ul><ul><li>“ Your mind is in a game, your body is in a work out” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ideal Facilities
  8. 8. Ideal Facilities
  9. 9. Design Features
  10. 10. More Common Facilities
  11. 12. Sportwall <ul><li>Improves: </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Attention Span </li></ul><ul><li>Body Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Spatial Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Motor Abilities </li></ul>
  12. 13. Xer Dance <ul><li>Improves: </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Attention Span </li></ul><ul><li>Body Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Spatial Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Concentration </li></ul><ul><li>Motor Abilities </li></ul>
  13. 14. Zig Zag – Stand 5180 Come and play!!!