The benefits of physical activity are well established, but evidence suggests that many children in Scotland are not active enough to fully benefit their health. Walking or cycling to school can be seen as an effective and economic means of increasing children’s participation in physical activity and also has many social and environmental advantages.
In 2006, Sustrans and the Scottish Health Promoting Schools Unit jointly commissioned a new pilot initiative to promote active school travel across the primary-secondary transition. This was in response to data showing that walking to school decreases as children move from primary to secondary school and concern that existing transition programmes do not include active travel. School Travel Coordinators were invited to submit proposals for pilot projects that would be led by a secondary school and focus on active travel. The three local authorities selected to participate were Argyll and Bute, Moray and the Scottish Borders.
Editor's comments - [ This report presents the findings from the evaluation of these pilot projects. A mixed methods approach was used to (i) explore the processes involved in development and implementation and (ii) assess the impact of the projects. Methods included a pupil survey, focus group discussions with pupils and interviews with key stakeholders. ] Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>
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Reference : Inchley. J, and Cuthbert. L, (2007). Active Travel Across the Primary-Secondary Transition Pilot Project: Final Evaluation Report. Edinburgh: The University of Edinburgh.
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