Health and Wellbeing

Active design principles seek to prioritise opportunities to encourage physical activity in both building design and open space around the school. School design and layouts should clearly demonstrate how they meet Sport England’s 10 Active Design Principles.

Including:

  • Encouraging physical activity through designing new or enhanced school should be part of health and wellbeing considerations.
  • Consideration to the siting and design of sport and recreation facilities such as sports halls, school halls, MUGAs, playing fields, informal recreation areas in order to encourage formal and informal activity by pupils and community users.
  • As well as conventional facilities provided on school sites, sport and recreation provision guidance could consider opportunities such as trim trails, orienteering/running routes, using mounds for viewing activity and as cross country running routes, cycle trails.
  • Discouraging car use to improve, pupil safety, air quality & increasing childhood activity.
  • Details guidance on this is in SE’s PE and Sport guidance
  • Active design principles use and opportunities to encourage physical activity in both building design and open space around the school

Page updated: 22/10/2019


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