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Bizzy break! The effect of a classroom-based activity break on in-school physical activity levels of primary school children (Pre-published version)
(Human Kinetics, 2013)
The school has been identified as a key setting to promote physical activity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a classroom-based activity break on in-school step counts of primary school children. ...
Preliminary findings of Active Classrooms: An intervention to increase physical activity levels of primary school children during class time (Pre-published version)
This study evaluates the effects of a behaviour change intervention, which encourages the integration of PA into the teaching of academic lessons, on PA levels of students. The main outcome is mean minutes of moderate-to-vigorous ...
Primary teachers with expertise in PE: a win-win for all?
(INTO [Irish National Teacher's Organisation], 2009)
Teachers’ and students’ perspectives of participating in the ‘Active Classrooms’ movement integration programme (Pre-published version)
This paper evaluates perceptions of 5 teachers and 129 students of participating in an 8-week primary school movement integration intervention. Following training and provision of resources, teachers were asked to teach 2 ...
An intervention to improve the physical activity levels of children: Design and rationale of the ‘Active Classrooms’ cluster randomised controlled trial (Pre-published version)
Background: Recent evidence demonstrates that children are not engaging in the recommended 60mins of moderate to vigorous PA per day. PA interventions have been acknowledged by the WHO (2010) as a key strategy to increase ...