Regular population surveillance of physical activity and sedentary behaviour will help to guide local evidence-based policy and practice. Our team have extensive experience in physical activity research. 

A working group made up of local experts in health have published the 2022 'Active Healthy Kids Report Card' which reports on the levels of physical activity within the Bailiwick's children and young people. The Report Card is Guernsey’s contribution to the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance which comprises 57 countries who have committed to producing Physical Activity Report Cards to form the 2022 Global Matrix. This is the second report card following the publication of the 2018 report card The Guernsey Report Card was produced by a multi-sectoral working panel of ten people with diverse expertise in the activity levels of young people in Guernsey, including Education, Public Health, Health Improvement, Sports and Leisure sectors and Research Policy & Strategy. The seven indicator were submitted. The grades were independently verified and audited by experts from the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance. The indicators are: Overall Physical Activity; Organized Sport Participation; Active Travel; Sedentary Behaviours; Family and peers; School; Government. You can see how Guernsey compares with other jurisdictions here - Guernsey comes 12th in world of childhood physical activity.

We have conducted a study of physical activity levels using activity monitors in over 300 Primary School age children. You can download the results here GCPA report.pdf

The Guernsey Young people's Survey 2022

The Guernsey Young People’s survey has been undertaken since the early 1990’s and is the key evidence base for the collation of the views, attitudes and health behaviours of young people in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. It has a dedicated website page Young Peoples Survey

Each school that completes the survey receives a report of its students’ responses. The report highlights their responses according to the four headings: Healthy and Active; Reaching Potential; Safe and Nurtured; Included and Respected. Below is a summary of the key findings relating to physical activity.

Mokis in Schools

Over the past few years, the Be Active initiative at the Health Improvement Commission has worked very closely with staff and pupils at Guernsey primary Schools to find out more about the activity levels of pupils.

In particular we have worked with four primary schools encouraging children to wear fitness tracker at school. Mokis Fitness Tracker

Moki fitness tracker Moki fitness tracker is a tracker that has been specifically designed for use in schools. The tracker is faceless so pupils can not see how many steps that they have taken The tracker is worn on the wrist - The results are anonymous but will tell us how much activity the young people are doing (they do not track the wearer’s location). The data that is collected is simply the steps and levels of moderate to vigorous activity that is recorded on each tracker. Schools receive the following data: Average minutes of activity per day per pupil . This information is available by year group and class. Results can be analysed according to gender. It also measures activity in school where pupils are recommended to achieve 30+ minutes of daily moderate physical activity.


Key Contact

Alun Williams Team - Be Active Education Lead