Scooting only exercise 40% of primary school children get

Published on Monday, 10 September 2012 10:30
Posted by Scott Buckler

A survey by 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."

Source: @MicroScooters

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