Why be an in motion school?
Health and education are interdependent: healthy students are better learners, and better-educated individuals are healthier.
Currently only 15% of children and youth in Saskatchewan are active enough. It’s the shared responsibility of schools, home and community to ensure children and youth receive the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity needed each day.
Being physically active in school:
- creates a sense of belonging.
- increases students’ excitement for learning.
- improves academic performance and concentration.
- creates an engaging classroom.
- assists with classroom management.
- improves punctuality and attendance.
- reduces discipline problems.
In the document Inspiring Movement- Towards Comprehensive School Community Health: Guidelines for Physical Activity in Saskatchewan Schools, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education encourages the development of policy and administrative procedures to ensure children and youth engage in 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily.