The Aim of the Project
To improve the health, wellbeing and education of primary school pupils.
An Overview of the Project
HAPPEN is a network of health, education and research professionals aimed at improving the health, wellbeing and education of primary school children. Through HAPPEN, children aged 9-11 years participate in a Fitness Fun Day and complete a range of fitness, health and wellbeing assessments, in collaboration with the SwanLinx Project (Sports Science, Swansea University) and Gower College.
This data is fed back to schools as a report comparing the health and wellbeing of pupils to county averages, alongside health guidelines and links to local school-based initiatives. This dissemination of data to schools provides schools with the autonomy to identify areas of the report that they wish to prioritise.
Using the SAIL databank, data collected at the Fitness Fun Day is linked to anonymous, routinely collected electronic health data including GP records, hospital admissions and educational attainment. To date, HAPPEN has collected data on over 5000 pupils. Visit the HAPPEN Network website for further information.
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