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Table 2 Planned intervention components

From: Activating schoolyards: study design of a quasi-experimental schoolyard intervention study

Case target group Physical interventions Organizational interventions
1 Rebuilding a flat asphalt covered schoolyard adding five movement areas: 1. The Hill is 3.5 m tall covered with a climbing wall. Below the hill is a dancing area 2. The Music area is an in-ground-amphitheater beside with three trampolines. 3. The Moat area is an outdoor classroom surrounded by an 80 m2 rein-bed 4. The Playground kitchen is an outdoor canteen. 5. The Play-box is a multi-court • Movement policy
Grade 7-9 • New recess rules
• Activities in the lessons
• After school activities
2 Closing a suburban street between two schools and transform it into areas for movement and places to hangout. The street will frame five areas for activity connected by a bicycle lane/walking path: 1. An angled climbing wall 2. An in-ground mini-court 3. Stumps of concrete 4. A four squared rubber-surfaced area shaped as a tribune with a climbing area. 5. Four sloping asphalt surfaces with soccer-golf on the sides. • Movement policy
Grade 7-9
3 Establishment of a forest-loop merging a forest area and the school ground. The loop runs through the schoolyard and the forest and varies in the design as a consisting of a bench, a tribune, a broken climbing-ladders, balance-bars and a forest-portal. Along the loop different locations are found such as a forest-café, a pit-stop for mountain-bikers, a forest-arena, a forest jump, a playing field and a spider’s web. • Movement policy
Grade 4-9 • New rules in recess
• Longer recess periods
4 Creating a landscape for movement by establishing a learning/activity slope connecting the schoolyard and a forest area. The slope will contain learning locations with QR-codes supplemented with an App. The slope runs by several activity locations such as balance-bars, a climbing-net, swings in the trees, trampolines, a skating area, and an obstacle course. • Longer recess periods
Grade 4-9
5 Rebuilding a traditional flat asphalt covered schoolyard adding three different types of landscapes: 1. The mountain area consisting of several caves, a skate area and The”river delta” for water activities. 2. The forest area with trees, hammocks, and balance-bars. 3. The small-city area with small play houses. • To be developed
Grade 4-6
6 Building a simple 166 m2”super furniture” including platforms, canopy, stairs and a shed with basic equipment for playing, movement and teaching. • To be developed
Grade 4-6
7 Creating two main spaces for activity connected by running- and obstacle-trails: 1. A multi-court surrounded by activity gables, benches and learning trails. 2. Renovating the existing schoolyard adding a stage, a small hill with trampolines, markings on the asphalt surface, covering the existing walls with blackboards for drawing, teaching and ballgames. • To be developed
Grade 4-9