How to get tweens physically active
Food for thought for schools and urban spaces
Contrary to popular belief, tweens are very physically active on the school playground. This has been made clear by a ground-breaking new doctoral and the conclusion is clear: Tweens are very physically active in the schoolyard, if they have free access to age-appropriate and challenging playground equipment.
The doctoral analyzes over 140 million data points, collected from more than a thousand children aged 9-12 with interviews, observations and GPS and movement tracking.
The survey data clearly indicates, that if tweens have access to playgrounds with age-appropriate and exciting equipment, they are incredibly active.
Thea Toft Amholt - PhD Student, KOMPAN.
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