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Prevention begins at school

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Prevention begins at school: The 8000 Schools Campaign

One quarter of UK secondary school pupils suffer from regular or daily back pain/

We want to reach all 8,000 UK secondary schools with practical evidence-based preventative guidance that makes a different – but we need your help.

Donate now! Help us reach our fundraising target

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BackCare Awareness Week: October 5th-11th

New shocking statistics

  • One quarter of UK secondary school pupils suffer from regular or daily back pain
  • School bag burden was associated with a ten-fold higher rate of back pain
  • Back pain was also linked to prolonged sitting.

Campaign activities

Radio day | On Monday 5th October we reached over 5 million radio listeners to raise awareness about back pain at school.

Campaign | Prevention begins at school. Help us reach all 8,000 UK secondary schools with evidence-based preventative guidance and practical support.

Digital resources | Free downloadable ‘campaign on a page’ to print and hand out.

Mailing list | Join the mailing list below to stay updated as the campaign builds:

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