Scooting only exercise 40% of primary school children get
- Published on Monday, 10 September 2012 10:30
- Posted by Scott Buckler
A survey by www.micro-scooters.co.uk has found that, despite Olympic mania having swept through Britain, scooting is often the only exercise many children get outside school
Parents of around 700 children aged between 4 and 11 throughout the UK were asked about their children's attitude towards sport and exercise compared to other aspects of their lives.
• What method of transport do you use for the school run?
- Car 50%
- Scooter 15%
- Bus 11%
- Bike 14%
- Walk 10%
• Other than scooting, which of these sports does your child regularly participate in outside school?
- Only scooting 40%
- Football 30%
- Netball 15%
- Cycling 10%
- Swimming 5%
• On average, how much time does your child spend on a scooter each day?
- 1 hour 37%
- 30 minutes 32%
- 2 hours 20%
- 4 hours 11%
Commenting on the findings, Micro Scooter's founders, Anna Gibson and Philippa Gogarty, said:
"Scooting is accessible to children everywhere – it's affordable and it's fun.
Team GB athlete, Louis Smith's appearance on a Micro in the Olympic closing ceremony has seen a surge in sales of three-wheeled scooters for adults.
More parents are choosing to join their children on a scooter, it seems."