Active Playgrounds Workshop
Organization Sponsor: Halton Region Health Department
Organization Partner: Halton Region Child Services
A workshop on how to promote active playgrounds. Child Health Services promoted the event via school nurses. Child Health helped to promote Active Playgrounds by highlighting the PROPS manual and explaining how PROPS has been successful in other communities to reduce bullying.
Our Heart Health network linked IWALK to active playgrounds by providing every school
that registered for IWALK with an opportunity to apply for grant money to paint lines on
their tarmac. They also supplied prizes for the schools and a skipping rope to each child who
Both school boards promoted and supported Active Playgrounds by advertising on their
electronic “CHAT” for teachers, and by facilitating the registration process. The Halton Region Health Department provided the lead person to coordinate the event, provided one location, supplied the snacks, and print resources.
Participants consisted of 2 adults and 2 child leaders from
each registered school.
Grant from Trillium Foundation
The feedback was very positive with schools reporting that they will go back and begin to plan an active playground.
The community was ready for this type of collaboration and schools are very interested in the Active Playground concept.