iPEGS Ltd is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with EdStart.
iPEGS is a mobile app development company who specialise in form building solutions designed to reduce paper usage and increase efficiency via digital data collection.
As part of EdStart’s innovative new health and fitness programme for schools the iPEGS Form Builder App was used to record data and monitor childrens progress throughout the programme.
After a successful pilot using this technology EdStart decided to work with iPEGS on a customised version of the iPEGS App and web based system specifically designed for the EdStart fitness programme.
EdStart support schools by offering curriculum based PE provision and afterschool clubs as well as an innovative new health and fitness programme specifically targeted to suit young people. EdStart’s aim is to improve the skills of children in every area of PE and develop life-long positive attitudes to sport, physical activity and healthy living. EdStart’s approach is designed to make sessions fun and accessible to each individual child.
The App has 4 key features:
- Forms – Ability to record the fitness test results of each child undertaking the fitness programme.
- Reports – Ability to run reports on the overall improvements of each fitness test for each child, class, year and school.
- Resources – Session plans with a comprehensive suite of step-by-step videos enabling non specialist PE teachers to deliver the fitness programme effectively.
- Additional resources and worksheets used to educate children and families about the importance of leading healthy lifestyles based around; nutrition, sleep, exercise and suppleness.
Schools will be able to monitor the progress made by the PE department throughout the year and will be able to run a final report showing the improvements made by school as a whole as well as each class individually.
The EdStart App will enable schools to record real time data based on the fitness of their pupils. This data will be useful in a variety of scenarios from identifying the ‘fittest’ schools to those that need more support. The data will also help PE teachers monitor the effectiveness of the activities being undertaken by the school.
Identifying extremely talented individuals as well as pupils who need to address their fitness levels from a much younger age will be made possible.
Adam Leese – iPEGS CEO said:
“We are delighted to be working on such a ground-breaking project alongside EdStart. Their programme will change the way that children and schools approach physical education. By specifically developing a customised version of the iPEGS system for EdStart we are able to not only record the results of the fitness tests electronically but we are also able to produce reports on the improvements and progress of individuals, years groups and the school overall.”
Chris Irwin – EdStart Managing Director said:
“The EdStart Fitness App is just the start of a longer-term strategy to utilise mobile technology and fitness within schools and for pupils and parents alike. This will allow us to implement our programme into numerous schools across the North West and UK whilst giving non specialist PE teachers the confidence to deliver and assess the various sessions. Our aim is to engage pupils and parents in developing life-long positive attitudes to sport, physical activity and healthy living.”
The EdStart Fitness App will be available for both iOS and Android tablets and will be launched in July 2015.