Healthy Kids Community Challenge

Active Recess WorkshopJune 12, 2018

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings Prince Edward in partnership with the Canadian Intramural Recreation Association Ontario (CIRA Ontario) recently held three active recess workshops open to educators and students from local elementary schools. The first two workshops were held on March 6 at the Loyalist College Sports Dome in Belleville and the third was held on March 21 at Centre Hastings Secondary School in Madoc.

A total of 121 students and 30 educators attended the workshops and came from North Hastings, Centre Hastings, South-East Hastings, Belleville, Quinte West and Prince Edward County.

The active recess workshops were interactive and gave attendees the opportunity to learn about the importance of screen-free recesses, learn new recess games and make an action plan to promote screen-free recesses on their own playground. Check out highlights from our workshops below!


The active recess workshops are a part of the Power Off and Play! theme of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. Power Off and Play! is all about building a balanced day for children that is not filled with screen time. With all the new technology options and devices, limiting the time that kids spend looking at screens has never been harder.  Encouraging active and fun alternatives is critical for their physical health and well-being.

To see more videos from the day including overviews of all the games visit the Healthy Kids Community Challenge YouTube channel.




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