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Issue All: schoolyard design

"Your schoolyard" - a German federal initiative which aims at redesigning schoolyards. Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-School in the German city of Wiesbaden inaugurates its schoolyard of the future.

Where until now there was only a grey asphalt surface, there is now a diverse mosaic of activity areas, such as a jackstraw made of tree trunks, a tree house and a climbing scaffold all of which invite children to frolicking around and balancing. In addition, the roundabout with several benches and tables offers enough space for get-togethers and games. In addition, various shrubs and trees can be found in between.

Redesigning the schoolyard into a new classroom building

The schoolyard of primary school "Am Reesenbüttel" in the City of Ahrensburg will be redesigned.

Orange and green in harmony - Fall protection and sports flooring at the Realschule Unterschleißheim

The building diary on the Therese-Giehse-Realschule website praises the school’s new building replacing the old as “more beautiful, colourful and modern” than the existing building.

The "School Fitness" initiative as a contribution to promoting health and physical activity at schools

Health promotion at school- Health prevention and promotion play an increasingly important role also in the context of education. ...

The barrier-free outdoor facilities of Steinwald School Everything out of the ordinary

The out-dated and not barrier-free outdoor facilities of Steinwald School in Berlin for children with special needs have been completely reformed and adapted to the specific needs of its students.

Moving break in Singapore

Celebrate Your Roots – Discover Your Wings is the motto of the German European School in Singapore (GESS). ...

Physical control in the schoolyard

Report about the construction of a Calisthenics centre at the Aloisiuskolleg: a climbing, playing and training facility. These days, simple control of one's body is no longer self-evident among children and youngsters. ...

Exercise in public spaces – non-organised sport as a feature of sport development policies

How many football pitches does a locality need? Do local authorities provide opportunities to motivate residents to take up sport and exercise? Not only the needs of schools and clubs should be taken into account in sport development policies; those of people indulging in sport and exercise as casual activities also need to be considered. Discussed in the following is the relevance of recreational sport and how this needs to be catered for in sport-related policies.

Research focus on specific schoolyard characteristics and on the physical activity of children by applying mapping methods

At a worldwide level, schools as such possibly offer the best prerequisites to support the physical activity (abbreviation in German kA) of children (Institute of Medicine, 2013) as on the one hand and according to Black et al, 2015, children spend the majority of their growth period at school. At the same time, it is at schools where a high number of children from different social backgrounds can be reached (Andersen et al., 2015).

15.10.2016 - When break-time means exercise

The design of school playgrounds has undergone a revolution in recent years.
As a result of German standard DIN 18.031 on hygiene in school construction that was in force to 1981, school playgrounds throughout Germany became monotonous grey concreted areas embellished with a few plant beds...

15.10.2016 - Five yards for Austria's Bundesgymnasium* Zehnergasse *(Bundesgymnasium = public grammar school)

Schoolyards serve as sports and leisure centre to the benefit of the entire district. The extension of Bundesgymnasium Zehnergasse in Wiener Neustadt, a project carried through by GABU Heindl Architecture - A school in motion

16.10.2017 - Important aspects regarding the design of playgrounds on school yards

This article presents empirically-based aspects which should be considered when designing playgrounds with permanently installed devices. They are...

16.10.2017 - Our schools need exercise

Prof. Dr Ingo Froböse was interviewed by the trade magazine Playground@Landscape.
Ingo Froböse is a university professor...

16.10.2017 - Designing exercise-friendly schoolyards

Physical activity is very important for the overall development of children and adolescents. The relevance of movement is increasingly discussed in the context of learning and success in school...

15.02.2018 - Schoolyards as spaces for education - Seven criteria of implementation

"These days the German word Hof (yard in English) - in a construction-related context - does not have a good sound. We associate it with the idea of desolate wasteland. However, this has not always been the case. There were times when the house yard was the centre...

15.02.2018 - Disabled-accessible playground redesign in Hoyerswerda

Hoyerswerda special school for the disabled (Bautzen, Saxony)

18.02.2019 - Moving break in Singapore

Celebrate Your Roots – Discover Your Wings is the motto of the German European School in Singapore (GESS). ...

18.02.2019 - The barrier-free outdoor facilities of Steinwald School Everything out of the ordinary

The out-dated and not barrier-free outdoor facilities of Steinwald School in Berlin for children with special needs have been completely reformed and adapted to the specific needs of its students.

18.02.2019 - Physical control in the schoolyard

Report about the construction of a Calisthenics centre at the Aloisiuskolleg: a climbing, playing and training facility. These days, simple control of one's body is no longer self-evident among children and youngsters. ...

18.02.2019 - The "School Fitness" initiative as a contribution to promoting health and physical activity at schools

Health promotion at school- Health prevention and promotion play an increasingly important role also in the context of education. ...

18.02.2019 - Orange and green in harmony - Fall protection and sports flooring at the Realschule Unterschleißheim

The building diary on the Therese-Giehse-Realschule website praises the school’s new building replacing the old as “more beautiful, colourful and modern” than the existing building.

18.02.2019 - "Your schoolyard" - a German federal initiative which aims at redesigning schoolyards. Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-School in the German city of Wiesbaden inaugurates its schoolyard of the future.

Where until now there was only a grey asphalt surface, there is now a diverse mosaic of activity areas, such as a jackstraw made of tree trunks, a tree house and a climbing scaffold all of which invite children to frolicking around and balancing. In addition, the roundabout with several benches and tables offers enough space for get-togethers and games. In addition, various shrubs and trees can be found in between.

18.02.2019 - Redesigning the schoolyard into a new classroom building

The schoolyard of primary school "Am Reesenbüttel" in the City of Ahrensburg will be redesigned.

18.02.2019 - Research focus on specific schoolyard characteristics and on the physical activity of children by applying mapping methods

At a worldwide level, schools as such possibly offer the best prerequisites to support the physical activity (abbreviation in German kA) of children (Institute of Medicine, 2013) as on the one hand and according to Black et al, 2015, children spend the majority of their growth period at school. At the same time, it is at schools where a high number of children from different social backgrounds can be reached (Andersen et al., 2015).

18.02.2019 - Exercise in public spaces – non-organised sport as a feature of sport development policies

How many football pitches does a locality need? Do local authorities provide opportunities to motivate residents to take up sport and exercise? Not only the needs of schools and clubs should be taken into account in sport development policies; those of people indulging in sport and exercise as casual activities also need to be considered. Discussed in the following is the relevance of recreational sport and how this needs to be catered for in sport-related policies.

18.02.2019 - In the digital age exercising playfully is indispensable!

As the first school in Bavaria the primary and secondary school of Thalmässing which is situated in the Roth district of Central Franconia in Germany has been awarded the Jakob Muth Prize in 2016, which is based on an initiative of the German government in cooperation with the Bertelsmann Foundation and the German UNESCO Commission. ...