Action 3:30

Project Details


The after-school period is a time in which children can be active but what schools currently provide is mainly team sports. Teaching assistants (TAs) are school staff members who could be trained to deliver physical activity clubs after-school, which would be a low-cost, sustainable public health intervention. We have developed a programme to help teaching assistants (TAs) deliver a fun physical activity programme, called Action 3:30.

In this study, we will conduct a school-based randomised controlled trial in 12 primary schools. We will recruit 30 Year Four/Five children from each school and assess how much physical activity they do using accelerometers. We will train the TAs to deliver the clubs in six of the schools. The other schools will continue as normal. We will then take the same measures during the last few weeks that the clubs running. We will talk to the children, TAs and school staff to report what they thought about the programme and ask what they would change. We will also see how much it costs to run Action 3:30. We will use of this information to assess if the Action 3:30 concept is a programme that should be pursued further.
Effective start/end date1/01/1730/09/18

Structured keywords

  • SPS Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences

Research Output

  • 6 Article (Academic Journal)
Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    238 Downloads (Pure)

    Delivery and Receipt of a Self-determination Theory-based Extra-curricular Physical Activity Intervention: Exploring Theoretical Fidelity in Action 3:30

    Sebire, S., Edwards, M., Fox, K., Davies, B., Banfield, K., Wood, L. & Jago, R., 1 Aug 2016, In : Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 38, 4, p. 381-395 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    353 Downloads (Pure)

    Increasing children's physical activity through a teaching-assistant led extracurricular intervention: process evaluation of the action 3:30 randomised feasibility trail

    Jago, R., Sebire, S. J., Davies, B. R., Wood, L., Banfield, K., Edwards, M. J., Powell, J. E., Montgomery, A. A., Thompson, J. L. & Fox, K. R., 2015, In : BMC Public Health. 15

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    12 Citations (Scopus)