Written by Active Oxfordshire
Part of the intent of Active Oxfordshire’s legacy work from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games was to generate and circulate high quality insight that can be used to inform practise in Oxfordshire.
Admittedly this is quite a non-traditional view of legacy but we felt it was important to truly understand the needs of young people in Oxfordshire if we are to make an offer that is attractive to them. We hope that the attached report provides that useful insight that we were striving for.
We would like to thank The Project PT for their work in building trust with young people, and then gaining an understanding of their perspective.
From this work:
- We have made some quite significant changes to our School Games programme in Oxfordshire as a collective off the back of these findings moving to a more direct intervention model in settings that directly targets health inequalities and re-purposing funding previously for the delivery of more traditional competition models to do this.
- We will continue to consult with young people as a matter of course going forwards using this model of 1) engaging young people in activity 2) building rapport with them and then 3) enabling them to make more informed judgements on their enablers to physical activity.
To view the full report Youth Voice - ‘A study of Girls Engagement in Physical Activity click here. The study sought to understand how to engage girls in schools years 7-9 in sport, exercise and physical activity.