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30:30 Wristband Challenge

Going for Gold

30:30 Wristband Challenge

The 30:30 Wristband Challenge has been launched by the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University to help primary and secondary schools boost pupils' and staffs' motivation for physical activity. Addressing new government recommendations that primary and secondary schools provide 30 minutes of physical activity for children per day towards their daily target of 60 minutes, the scheme will see pupils earning bronze, silver and gold wristbands as they hit their targets over the course of the coming school year.

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"Our son started the challenge back in October and it’s been fantastic. He did the whole thing, every day and got all three bands, with the gold one on his last day at school, only a few weeks ago. I have two boys, and they are both very active, but this has really helped them to stay fit and build a routine, especially in the winter months. It's a fabulous initiative." - Father of two, Patrick

Want to take part?

Plus Icon Our aim

Our aim is to change children’s daily physical activity habits. By being more active, children will become fitter and develop permanent habits that lead to a healthier lifestyle.

Plus Icon Why?
To combat obesity issues in England, a doubling of Sports Premium Funding means schools are expected to provide half of the Chief Medical Officer’s daily physical activity recommendation of 60 minutes. The other 30 minutes is expected to be completed at home with the support of a young person’s family / friends or carers. This is to combat obesity issues in England and to align with government’s Obesity Strategy.


What is physical activity?
We want children to be physically active so they will feel warmer, breathe quicker and feel their heart beat faster - but still be able to maintain a conversation over a period of time. Activities such as a brisk walk, cycling and swimming are just some examples. It’s not just about sport!

Plus Icon Who is this for?

This is for any pupil of primary or secondary school age and for school staff. With younger children requiring support to manage their own recording.

Plus Icon How physically active does a pupil need to be to claim the awards?

If a pupil can complete 10 days of 30:30 minutes of physical activity, collected over any period of time, they should be awarded a 30:30 certificate.  This is designed to allow all pupils to achieve success over the academic year.  To earn a bronze wristband pupils will need to be physically active for 30:30 minutes for 80% of one half-term.   If they don’t manage this in one half-term, they can try again.

Plus Icon My pupils have a particular issue/ challenge/ special need with being physically active for that long

30:30 is designed to challenge all pupils to change their daily habits and attitudes towards exercise, regardless of special circumstances, special educational needs or disability.  Appropriate differentiated levels of the challenge may require a change of habit but might not necessarily be regarded as physical activity in the more traditional sense. 

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How much does this cost?

Primary Schools - Wristbands cost 25p for orders over 230 and 30p for orders under 230 including VAT. Devise the best approach for the pupils in your school and work with parents to collect the recording sheets, ready to return to Leeds Beckett University.

Secondary Schools and staff - Wristbands cost 35p for orders over 230 and 40p for orders under 230 including VAT. Devise the best approach for the pupils in your school and work with parents to collect the recording sheets, ready to return to Leeds Beckett University.

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How to Order
To order please email 3030WC@leedsbeckett with your name, school details and email address including the invoice details and amount of Bronze wristbands you require. We will send you an e-pack of all of the information you require including a resource pack which includes recording forms and a recording spreadsheet.

If you have a query about how best to use this initiative, please email 3030WC@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Plus Icon How to get started

Please email 3030WC@leedsbeckett with your name, school details and email address, including the invoice details and amount of Bronze wristbands you require. We will send you an e-pack of all of the information you require including a resource pack which includes recording forms and a recording spreadsheet.

If you have a query about how best to use this initiative, pleaseemail 3030WC@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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