WELLINGTON SECONDARY SCHOOL SPORT PARTICIPATION RESEARCH
In 2013 Sport Wellington, in collaboration with College Sport Wellington, completed research looking at sport participation among five different colleges in the Wellington Region. The aim of the Secondary School Sport Research (SSSR) project was to better understand whether the types of sport and recreation currently being offered were in line with the wants, needs, motivations, preferences and desires of of secondary school age students in the Wellington region.
Click to read the Secondary School Sport Research – Report
Some of the key findings from the report were:
As a result of this research, Sport Wellington has been working on a project with Porirua and Bishop Viard Colleges, aiming to increase sport participation of the students by targeting the needs and reducing the barriers for current non-participating students (students currently not engaged in school sport.
One of the key findings above recommended that sport providers should offer mixed gender grades for those wanting to play in a social league. This theory was put to the test, with Porirua based secondary schools playing in a six week mixed social competition. A further paper was written in regards to this pilot, click here to read Mixed Gender Social Sport: Increasing participation of female college students.
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