Action 3:30 is an after-school programme designed to promote children’s physical activity through developing attitudes and confidence among those in year 5 and 6. The after-school programme will be delivered by trained Teachers Assistants and will aim to ensure that moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity is achieved through group activity. A wide range of activities will be used to improve hand-eye and limb coordination and agility; skills that are the building blocks for many sports and future activities.
The Action 3:30 project is a pilot study run by the University of Bristol and funded by The Medical Research Council. The study will focus on the feasibility of conducting the study and collecting the necessary data. The project will take place between January 2012 and May 2014. The project has been designed by a team with expertise in physical education, child development, exercise physiology, exercise psychology and health economics.