Welcome to the MOVE Project
The MOVE project was a two-year research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council which ran between 2012 and 2014. The project aimed to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of secondary school-aged students in the North East of England. This prestigious Durham University project comprised leading researchers from the School of Education, the Department of Geography and the School of Medicine and Health. The interdisciplinary team developed and evaluated the success of two intervention approaches designed to improve physical activity and psychological wellbeing. A 'participative learning' intervention was situated in Geography lessons; and a 'personal coach' intervention, took place in Physical Education classes. Both employed collaborative work - either with peers or related to methods of capturing data about the children's own physical activity levels.
This website provides more detailed information about the project and its results. If you have any questions about our project, please do not hesitate to contact us.