Engaging t(w)eens in physical and social activity
"We don't play anymore!" A typical statement coming from older school children.
But, we know they do. Just in their own way. It just takes the right secondary school playground and sports equipment to get older children to play and be active during school.
Through 50 years of creating school playgrounds and researcing children's play, we have gathered a unique understanding of how t(weens) play. Knowledge that is reflected in our unique t(w)eens play and sports designs.
Our t(w)een equipment helps schools provide young adults with engaging activity spaces, for girls and boys, that no longer want to play on traditional playground equipment but still need places to hang out and expend energy. Our secondary school playground equipment supports the health, learning and social inclusion of all teenagers and abilities, including those that no longer play, or are mad about sport and provide safe spaces for them to be on the playground, without compromising the comfort and activities of younger children.
On a global scale, only around 23% of all 11-17-year-olds meet the minimum recommendations for physical activity. This is the more devastating, as tweens and teens repeatedly state that they like playful physical activity. They like outdoor play and play areas, as long as the design accommodates for them, not only younger children.
Watch the webinar to get Head of KOMPAN Play Institute, Jeanette Fich Jespersen's, 6 tips to increasing t(w)een physical activity with play.