Completing the survey

Regular physical activity is associated with a number of benefits that are crucial for a child’s development, including improved physical and mental wellbeing and even academic achievement. We want all children to have the opportunity to realise these benefits, but we know that the majority do not reach the recommended levels of activity.

The Chief Medical Officer recommends all school-aged children get at least 60 minutes of regular physical activity per day, but we know roughly only 1 in 5 achieve this. Schools have an important role to play and should aim to ensure all children are getting at least 30 minutes of the overall recommendation during the school day. 

This survey is an important tool to help Sport England, Active Cornwall and key partners understand more how children are engaging in sport and physical activity so we can support schools, parents, and those with caring responsibilities.

Benefits of taking part in the Active Lives Survey

The Active Lives Children and Young People Survey offers a fantastic opportunity for teachers and school leaders to see how their provision benefits young people and develop it further, so more pupils have the opportunity to be physically active and enjoy sport.

If at least 30 pupils from each year groups (y1-2, y3-6 or y7-11) answer all questions in the survey, your school will receive:

Sampled Schools for 2022/23 Academic Year

All sampled schools will be contacted at the beginning of each term.

Autumn Term

School

 Year Groups

Survey Links

Progress

St Catherine’s C of E Primary

Year 1,3 and 5

TBC

Not yet started 

Godolphin Primary

Year 2, 4 and 6

TBC

Not yet started 

Nansledan Primary

Year 2,4 and 6

TBC

Not yet started 

Newquay Tretherras

Year 7, 8 and 9

TBC

Not yet started 

Penryn College

Year 8, 10 and 11

TBC

Not yet started 

Mullion School

Year 8, 9 and 10

TBC

Not yet started 

Treviglas Academy

Year 7, 10 and 11

TBC

Not yet started

Truro High School

Year 5, 10 and 11

TBC

Not yet started

School resources designed to help you complete the survey can be found on the Sport England website. This includes a step-by-step guide to completing the survey, letters for parents, practice links and so much more.

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