Key Priority Area - Active Recreation

What makes active recreation?

Active recreation includes active play and recreation before, during and after school (inclusive of recess and lunch), outdoor learning, incursions, excursions and school camps.

Unstructured, leisure-based physical activity is vital to children and young peoples' daily activity levels. Providing access to a range of developmentally appropriate, fun and non-competitive active recreation options allows all children and young people to find activities they enjoy.

Schools can support active recreation by:

  • encouraging outdoor play and recreation to help students develop fundamental movement skills and physical strength whilst being adventurous and having fun
  • using outdoor learning to increase physical activity by connecting classroom-based learning with field-based experiences
  • offering and promoting active recreation options to students who are disinterested in traditional organised school sports
  • appropriate provision of free time and unstructured lunch and recess breaks.

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Join our Expert Support Service staff members Samantha Barrow and Bernie Walsh as they spoke with Brian McFall (Principal), Adrian Rolfe, and Alicia Rolfe (Grade 5-6 teachers) from Frankston East Primary School to discuss their experience with providing Active Recreation opportunities within their school.

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