PEACH Project hits the thousand mark
[Posted on 18 February 2008]
The PEACH Project has reached an exciting landmark by recruiting their 1,000th participant. Since data collection began in primary schools in September 2006, pupils across Bristol have been enthusiastic participants in PEACH. We are now inviting those pupils to take part in the project again in their secondary schools and are very pleased to find that over 90% of them are keen to do so.
PEACH (Personal and Environmental Associations with Children’s Health) is a four-year project to investigate the environmental correlates of physical activity in young people. Funded by the UK National Prevention Research Initiative and World Cancer Research Fund, PEACH is unique because it takes advantage of the latest technology (including the Global Positioning System) to measure physical activity and use of the environment by young people, and will link these with social and personal factors which influence physical activity behaviour. If you would like to know more, see our website.
We would like to thank all of our pupils, parents and teachers for their support with PEACH as the project continues to go from strength to strength.