Girls Active Secondary National Report 2020-21

This report summarises responses to the Girls Active Pre-Intervention Questionnaire that female pupils completed between November 2020 and May 2021.

Overall this study received 9104 responses from female pupils in school years 7 to 13, from 80 different schools. Please note: This report only contains responses from female pupils. Male pupils' responses are presented in a separate report.

Some key findings below: 

  • Girls were asked how much they like taking part in PE, physical activity and learning at school, on a scale from Like it a lot to Dislike it a lot. Girls were most likely to enjoy taking part in physical activity (76%), followed by taking part in PE (70%) and learning at school (57%).
  • Pupils were asked how often they took part in physical activity at school, excluding PE lessons. Girls were most likely to take part in physical activity outside of PE lessons on 0 days a week (52%).
  • Girls were most likely to say that they enjoyed the following aspect of being active in school: To have fun (63%); To be healthy (53%), and; To spend time with my friends (47%).

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Girls Active Secondary National Report 2020-21

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Published on 1 July 2021