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Physical Activity Resources for Secondary Educators

Research shows that daily physical activity improves concentration and academic achievement. Schools are an ideal place to promote health by creating daily opportunities for physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour. School-based physical activity initiatives can reach almost every student regardless of age, ability, gender, culture and socio-economic background. Both structured and unstructured activity is important and daily activity can be obtained through classes, sports, intramurals, dance, as well as through play time and walking or biking for transportation.
Lesson Plans
Curriculum Supports
SMDHU Programs and Services
  • School Travel Planning – School Travel Planning is a comprehensive process designed to increase local ownership of Active & Safe Routes to School by engaging stakeholders that include School Boards, municipal transportation planners and engineers, public health, community groups, police, parents, students and school staff. Stakeholders undertake an assessment of barriers and enablers to active school travel and use this knowledge to develop and implement action plans. Public health staff are available to work with school communities to facilitate and support each step in the STP process. Take a look at our STP flyer and contact us.
Additional Resources
  • Visit Healthstats for current statistics on physical activity across Simcoe and Muskoka.
  • Raise the Bar – For educators involved in intramural/house league programs in Ontario, Raise the Bar provides easy to use resources with a focus on inclusion and effective student leadership models.

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