|The Physical Schoolbag|
|Brief Description||The Physical Schoolbag is a program that encourages schoolchildren to be more physically active. The program offers various activities, such as ball sports, games, orientation activities, relay race, sensory exercises, activities with music and dancing. There are also courses that provide a basic understanding of the relationship between health and lifestyle, and activities involving making equipment from ‘worthless materials’. The courses last from 1 hour to 3-4 hours and are specially adapted for school needs. The activities are planned with a focus on the fun of movements and ability to cope and various activity themes. The program has a website with information about the project, courses, lectures, idea bank and other useful links.
Schools and staff at after-school (recreational) programs can book various activity courses, teachers’ training courses and lectures. There are also education courses for adults who have responsibility for children and youth with disabilities. Each participating school are given a backpack containing a portfolio called “Learning in the outdoors” that provides concrete tips on hundreds of outdoor activities. Through providing courses in physical activity, nature experiences and increasing environmental awareness among children, the program hopes to inspire children to become more active in their everyday life and use the outdoors for more environmental friendly activities.
|Field||Living/Green spaces: Improving availability, quality and use, Living/Green spaces: Other, Moving: Other|
|Impact||Health, Environmental sustainability|
|Target Group||Children & adolescents, teachers, and staff at after-school (recreational) programs.|
|Level||Local, Regional, National|
|INHERIT Perspective||This project has been chosen for inclusion because it has the potential to improve and increase physical activity levels among schoolchildren; through providing support to the school staff within the topic of physical activity. The program/project provides physical activity courses and outdoor activities at school, offering ideas to inspire and encourage children to be more active in their everyday life. It has the potential to increase environmental awareness among children, by allowing children to experience the nature and local area. The program has a clear emphasis on promoting more healthy and environmentally friendly behaviours.|
|Detailed description PDF filename||Download file|
|Contact||Contact person: Astri Heide Vaskinn, Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org|