Welcome to episode 148 of The PE Umbrella podcast!
This week on The only Primary PE Podcast in the world, I am joined by co-founder of Moki Technology James Huggins. Moki is an exciting fitness tracking band, set to revolutionise the way in which we monitor the levels of activity amongst our children in school for the better.
During the episode, we find out about the origins of Moki itself, and the WHY behind it. We then take the time to discuss the ways in which it could benefit schools and potentially give them hard facts about where during the school day they are able to increase opportunities to be active. This gave me the opportunity to discuss the Creating Active Schools Framework and how, if linked together, a school would be presented with hard data that can then be actioned and justified, giving bespoke changes to the school day for each and every school that fits them, their students, their teachers, their environment and their catchment! We also had the opportunity to flag up a recent research study in which many schools shared their data from the Moki bands, allowing us to see stark differences in daily PA between primary schools. There are of course many factors that can contribute to this, but it was clear to see how the most active schools were utilising their school days much better and creating more opportunities for students to move. This is just the start, and the benefits have the potential to be huge. You can even request a free sample of bands for your school to try out before you commit!
So what are you waiting for? Come on over and join us Under the PE Umbrella.
Twitter – @mokitechnology
Website – www.moki.technology
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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