What students want within school playgrounds to be active and healthy

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It has been revealed that the design of school playground facilities often results from parent/teacher collaboration and from principal decisions. Reliance on adults in the design and planning of students’ playground activity environments can lead to undesired settings that can have long-term consequences for students’ social and emotional development. In addition, students may believe they have little influence on the set-up of their school playground for desired activities. Students’ perceptions are an important consideration for researchers, teachers and schools when planning school playground environments for activities. Despite students generally being the main consumers of such environments during sport, health, physical education and non-curricular periods, adults are often the decision makers when planning school physical activity environments. This chapter will outline a range of recommendations put forward by both primary and secondary school students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary school playground strategies for healthy students
EditorsBrendon Hyndman
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789811047381
ISBN (Print)9789811047374
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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