How to get school children active within school grounds safely
A culture of risk anxiety could be causing teachers and parents to wrap school children in cotton wool, according to our ACHPER NT Executive Officer.
ACHPER NT's Dr Brendon Hyndman said it was important to encourage children to be physically active by allowing them to overcome small risks in the school playground.
Dr Hyndman recently interviewed 54 Victorian primary and secondary school students about playground safety influences, and suggested schools could benefit from including students in discussions on safety policies.
“It is really about getting the right safety balance to ensure protection from danger doesn’t prevent students from being active and taking risks,” he said.
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