The sydney playground project: popping the bubblewrap -- unleashing the power of play: a cluster randomized controlled trial of a primary school playground-based intervention aiming to increase children's physical activity and social skills

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p680
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the study Sydney Playground Project which aims to increase physical activity and social skills in children. It consists of 13-week primary school playground-based intervention and one week of each pre and post testing. It mentions that primary outcome is physical activity and secondary are social interactions and self-concept. It highlights that the controlled schools will have recess as usual.


Related Articles

  • Learning From the Experts: Exploring Playground Experience and Activities Using a Write and Draw Technique. Knowles, Zoe Rebecca; Parnell, Daniel; Stratton, Gareth; Ridgers, Nicola Diane // Journal of Physical Activity & Health;Mar2013, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p406 

    Nicola Diane Ridgers Background: Qualitative research into the effect of school recess on children's physical activity is currently limited. This study used a write and draw technique to explore children's perceptions of physical activity opportunities during recess. Methods: 299 children age...

  • Effectiveness of the PLAYgrounds programme on PA levels during recess in 6-year-old to 12-year-old children. Janssen, Mirka; Twisk, Jos W. R.; Toussaint, Huub M.; van Mechelen, Willem; Verhagen, Evert A. L. M. // British Journal of Sports Medicine;Feb2015, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p259 

    Aims Worldwide levels of daily physical activity (PA) in children are low. This has negative health consequences. Schools have been recognised as key settings to promote PA. This study evaluates the effectiveness of the playground programme PLAYgrounds on increasing PA. Methods PLAYgrounds was...

  • Break for Physical Activity: Incorporating Classroom-Based Physical Activity Breaks into Preschools. Wadsworth, Danielle; Robinson, Leah; Beckham, Karen; Webster, Kip // Early Childhood Education Journal;Jan2012, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p391 

    Engaging in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is essential to lifelong health and wellness. Physical activity behaviors established in early childhood relate to physical activity behaviors in later years. However, research has shown that children are adopting more sedentary behaviors....

  • What helps children to move more at school recess and lunchtime? Mid-intervention results from Transform-Us! cluster-randomised controlled trial. Yildirim, Mine; Arundell, Lauren; Cerin, Ester; Carson, Valerie; Brown, Helen; Crawford, David; Hesketh, Kylie D.; Ridgers, Nicola D.; Te Velde, Saskia J.; Chinapaw, Mai J. M.; Salmon, Jo // British Journal of Sports Medicine;Feb2014, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p271 

    Background To investigate the interpersonal and physical environment mediators of the Transform-Us! mid-intervention effects on physical activity (PA) during recess and lunchtime. Methods Transform-Us! is a clustered randomised school-based intervention with four groups: sedentary behaviour...

  • Last Month's Top Five Articles.  // INPUT Newsletter;Mar2013, p5 

    A list of the top online articles in February 2013 is presented including topics on the importance of school recess, Finland's education system, encouraging teens to stay more active.

  • School Physical Activity Policy Assessment. Lounsbery, Monica A. F.; McKenzie, Thomas L.; Morrow Jr., James R.; Holt, Kathryn A.; Budnar, Ronald G. // Journal of Physical Activity & Health;May2013, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p496 

    Background: Physical activity (PA) levels in schools vary widely, and there is interest in studying how student PA accrual relates to school policy and environmental conditions. School PA policy research, however, is in its infancy and generalizable measurement tools do not exist. We developed...

  • Recess Physical Activity Packs in Elementary Schools: A Qualitative Investigation. Elliott, Steven; Combs, Sue; Boyce, Robert // Physical Educator;Fall2011, Vol. 68 Issue 3, p150 

    To supplement the present weekly allotment of 30 minutes of physical education, a school district in southeastern North Carolina identified recess time as part of the state mandated (HSP-S-000) 150 minutes of physical activity (PA) per week and have purchased fitness equipment (recess packs) for...

  • Let's play!  // Phi Delta Kappan;Nov2011, Vol. 93 Issue 3, p7 

    The article reports that preschools and day-care centers in Chicago, Illinois are required to provide children with an hour of physical activity per day, while reinstating recess in elementary schools is still under debate.

  • Playgrounds Found Superior to School Policies for Increasing Physical Activity.  // Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology;Mar2012, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p148 

    The article presents a study which examines the ways in which schools encourage physical activity behavior among students. It notes that the findings reveal that schools have been identified as a key context in influencing health-related behavior of children. The amount of permanent playground...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics