Beyond Jonny’s story: a whole class physical activity intervention
Howells, K. 2018. Beyond Jonny’s story: a whole class physical activity intervention.
Previously (2016), the authors Howells and Bowen were inspired by
In 2017, the researchers extended ‘beyond Jonny’s story’ to investigate a year long, whole class physical activity intervention and if there were any opportunities and challenges in communication and working as a team through undertaking a new daily physical activity interventions of the Daily Mile’ (The Daily Mile Foundation, 2017). In Holland and Scotland schools have already been undertaking a school running initiative of ‘The Daily Mile’, which includes children walking, running and jogging a mile a day within the school environments, playgrounds and fields. A mile a day has also been recommended within the recent Childhood Obesity Strategy (HM Government, 2016) as a way to encourage children to move to increase positive attitudes towards movement.
This paper will report on the whole class academic levels in numeracy and literacy, well-being levels, levels of communication, including speech and language that were developed through the daily physical activity interventions.
It was also observed how handwriting skills were improved
|Conference||7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||10 Oct 2018|
|Journal||Journal of Physical Activity and Health|
|Journal citation||15 (S1), pp. S202-S203|
|Online||15 Oct 2018|
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