CALE, L. and HARRIS, J., 2010. Children's fitness testing: feasibility study summary. Physical Education Matters, 5 (2), pp. 30 - 32
The following report represents a summary of a study which was
commissioned by the National Assembly for Wales on the feasibility of
carrying out a research project on the fitness levels of Welsh children.
Although this study was conducted in 2004, it is still considered of real
relevance and interest today, particularly given the recent recommendations
that have been made concerning fitness testing children within the Annual
Chief Medical Officers (CMO) report (Department of Health, March 2010).
The report recommends that:
1. comprehensive physical fitness testing should be piloted in secondary
2. the pilot must include both standard tests of cardiorespiratory fitness
and multi-stage fitness assessments. (Department of Health, 2010,