The promotion of regular physical activity within society has become a major public health objective in an effort to improve health internationally and to prevent the development of obesity and chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mental health conditions.
Childhood is a crucial period to develop health behaviours such as physical activity that can track into adolescence and to a lesser extent into adulthood. As students in some schools can be involved in playground opportunities via up to 4200 school breaks during their schooling (three times per day, 5 days per week, 39 weeks per year, 7 years of primary school), the school playground is becoming an emerging focus for researchers.
Additionally, school playground activities can contribute up to 50% of children’s recommended daily physical activity. Developing a greater understanding and awareness for researchers of the facilitators and barriers of students’ school playground activities for researchers is therefore vital in order to implement school playground strategies effectively in an attempt to achieve sustainable health benefits.
Establishing physical activity habits for students via school playground opportunities is important, with recent international trends revealing that many students prefer sedentary activities despite physical activity opportunities being readily available.
Despite school playgrounds being an essential stage to develop physical activity habits, our understanding of how to enhance and maintain the physical activity and health of school students is equally necessary.
Reasons for kids to play freely in an open space:
- Children learn through play
- The playground provides the perfect off-screen entertainment
- Playgrounds offer physical benefits
- Playgrounds have emotional benefits, too
- Social benefits of playgrounds equally exist
- Solitary play is good, too
- School playgrounds make education more fun
At AJC School, spacious ground with striking landscapes and playground activities make the pupil mentally alert and physically sound. Surrounded by well-developed eco-friendly plantations where the children will love to be with an awe-inspiring nature, they experience the fragrance of the fresh leaves along with the chirping of birds and the whiff of the cool breeze will help them to appreciate the prominence of nature.
AJC School’s playground provides a safe outdoor environment within the school that stimulates children to use their creativity in healthy interactions with one another. Our school playground with open space is secured from the street. We give our students a variety of surface and equipment’s and options for playing including Kho-Kho, Volleyball, Football, Badminton, Track & Field and Sandy equipment etc.