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Thursday, February 20 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Move & Play at Recess

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How does the environment support physical activity participation? Over the past few years,there has been emerging research indicating that the use of painted lines on playground tarmac there has been emerging research indicating that the use of painted lines on playground tarmac surfaces, can be an effective and low cost way to help increase moderate to vigorous physical activity levels in children. Despite the active environment that is accessible at recess, we know recess time can be challenged by social interactions, which can impact participation. Therefore it is important to consider the role the social environment plays in recess participation and its impact on the emotional safety of participants. This practical workshop will explore recess and how the physical and social environment impact physical activity participation. We will look at physical opportunities including how games and activities can be planned, supported and lead during recess to encourage positive relationships and interactions.


Sandra Liberty

Sandra has been a leader in the development of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Fitness Centre and a mentor to our staff since her arrival at RDC since June of 2017. From teaching Fitness classes, personal training, running programs and living her passion for Health & Wellness Sandra... Read More →

Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm