Acknowledgements and sponsors
The project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Public Health Research (NIHR PHR) Programme (project number 13/90/16). The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NIHR PHR Programme or the Department of Health. The work was also undertaken with the support of the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer), a UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence. Joint funding (MR/KO232331/1) from the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council, the Welsh Government and the Wellcome Trust, under the auspices of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, is gratefully acknowledged. This study was designed and delivered in collaboration with the Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration (BRTC), a UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Unit in receipt of National Institute for Health Research CTU support funding. All intervention costs are funded by the respective councils to which the participant schools are affiliated – Wiltshire Council and South Gloucestershire Council.
We would also like to thank the teaching staff, parents, and PLAN-A girls, for their cooperation and enthusiasm in helping us with our research.