PACE - Physically Active Children Everywhere
PACE (Physically Active Children in Erewash) is a multi-component physical activity programme delivered using the independently evaluated ‘Feel Good Factor’ toolkit and a series of topics and programmes to influence behaviour change in the long term.
Funded by Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group, Derbyshire Public Health and Erewash Borough Council, PACE is divided into 3 delivery programmes.
Two programmes are designed for primary aged children – PACE and PACE+ and one for secondary aged children – HAT (Healthy Active Teens).
The primary focus of the intervention programme is to foster a positive attitude towards healthy lifestyle choices by:
Delivering a variety of activities not normally available in school
Focussing on building confidence through having fun instead of needing to be ‘sporty’
Building strong relationships between delivery staff and participants
Delivering sound and concise information about healthy lifestyle choices and their benefits.
PACE is a 12 week intervention covering a variety of themes
Each week will include an element of physical activity and primary aged children will use a pedometer to record their average daily steps.
Following the primary 12 week programme, an after school club will be established.
The secondary school children will each receive a family membership package to access all of the councils leisure facilities for free for 12 months to engage with parents and siblings to create wider behaviour change.
The PACE project and Healthy Active Teens is funded by Public Health and the Erewash CCG, we are working with Derby University as a research partner on the project.
If you'd like to know more, please contact the Pace Co-ordinator on 0115 907 2244 extension: 4324.