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School Playground Strategies to Promote Structured Activities

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A structured physical activity is an organised activity characterised by specified locations, time schedules and adult supervision . Structured activities can also include team sports , racquet sports and fitness classes. There have been a number of school playgrounds that have used specified playground or activity locations (e.g. playground markings , physical structures, allocated physical activity spaces , activity zones), teacher-led activities (e.g. fitness breaks, physical education activities in the playground) and games /sports equipment to facilitate structured activities within the school playground. This chapter will provide an overview of such strategies within the school playground context.

Keywords

  • Playgrounds
  • Strategies
  • Physical activity

‘Evaluating a range of structured school playground strategies to encourage students’ physical activity is important to guide the future development and considerations for school playgrounds

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Hyndman, B. (2017). School Playground Strategies to Promote Structured Activities. In: Hyndman, B. (eds) Contemporary School Playground Strategies for Healthy Students. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4738-1_13

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