British Heart Foundation
Duration of Project
2 years (1 year intervention)
The Aim of the Project
The ACTIVE Project aims to improve the fitness and heart health of teenagers in Swansea through a multi-component intervention. Each year 9 pupil received £20 worth of activity vouchers per month to spend on existing activity provision, to create their own or spend on equipment. This was facilitated by a support worker and peer mentor scheme.
An Overview of the Project
ACTIVE aims to tackle inactivity by giving teenagers vouchers to spend on activities of their choice to reduce the time spent sedentary and lower the risk of heart disease. The project is designed to change the attitudes of young people, encouraging teenagers to embrace alternative activities – whether it is dancing, trampolining, swimming or skateboarding. By giving this group a choice, ACTIVE aims to empower teenagers to take ownership of their behaviours and tailor activity directly to what they individually enjoy.
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