Everyone needs to be active every day in order to stay healthy. Being active includes walking or cycling to school, playing in the garden or the park, riding your bike and playing in the playground and how schools use their playgrounds can have a large effect on pupils' physical activity.
For further information on how to develop your school's level of physical activity, please contact Niall Crawford, Education Adviser or go to the Publications page.
Physical activity is different from PE (Physical Education). Schools need to have a PEPA (Physical Education Physical Activity) policy. To obtain a PEPA policy go to the Publications page.