Active Kids Paralympic Challenge

Research report


Foad, A., Fullick, S. and Secker, M. 2016. Active Kids Paralympic Challenge. The Centre of Sport, Physical Education, and Activity Research (SPEAR), Canterbury Christ Church Universirty The Centre of Sport, Physical Education, and Activity Research (SPEAR).
AuthorsFoad, A., Fullick, S. and Secker, M.
TypeResearch report
Abstract

About the programme
Active Kids Paralympic Challenge is funded by Sainsbury’s, supported by the British Paralympic Association (BPA) and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust (YST). The programme runs from September 2015 to September 2016. The aim of the programme is to engage and educate through activities and resources that capture the imagination and inspire participation in the active celebration of Rio 2016. Active Kids Paralympic Challenge showcases four Paralympic sports: boccia, goalball, sitting volleyball and athletics. The programme is delivered primarily through an online resource with registered schools receiving equipment and access to free downloadable resources. Schools and young people can record and track their activities on the Get Set Road to Rio app. They are also encouraged to showcase their achievements and have the opportunity win prizes through the Reward Scheme.

About the evaluation
PEAR has been commissioned from July 2015 to August 2016 to conduct an independent evaluation of Active Kids Paralympic Challenge. The evaluation is designed to capture evidence of outcomes achieved and draw out key lessons learnt. This Final Report focuses on the impact of Active Kids Paralympic Challenge on young participants and schools, explores how the programme has worked in schools and considers a counterfactual for the programme. Data informing this report are drawn from interviews with senior representatives of Sainsbury’s, the BPA and YST; Edcoms registration data; and survey returns from 2,174 young participants and 338 teachers. Picture or Poem Award entries; telephone interviews with teachers; and data from 6 site visits complement and triangulate the survey data allowing the perspectives and experiences of a range of stakeholders to be presented. The report is divided into four substantive sections: Reception & Engagement; Participation & Impact; Activities, Achievements & Challenges; and Counterfactual. Recommendations are also presented.

Year2016
PublisherThe Centre of Sport, Physical Education, and Activity Research (SPEAR)
Place of publicationThe Centre of Sport, Physical Education, and Activity Research (SPEAR), Canterbury Christ Church Universirty
Official URLhttps://www.canterbury.ac.uk/social-and-applied-sciences/human-and-life-sciences/spear/docs/Active-Kids-Paralympic-Challenge-Summary.pdf
Output statusPublished
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Print2016
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Deposited06 Jun 2017
Accepted2016
FunderYouth Sport Trust (YST) and Sainsburys
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