Skip to main content

Free toolkit addresses declining physical activity in Ontario classrooms

Share

Researchers at Western University have created a free toolkit to address declining physical activity in Ontario classrooms.

The Ontario government currently mandates that elementary students receive at least 20 minutes of physical activity each school day however, a recent western study found only 23 per cent of teachers in the province were achieving that goal.

Western professor Babara fenesi led the project called, 'Daily physical activity toolkit'. The kit is a one-stop shop that combines hundreds of physical activity resources into a single website.

After surveying more than 300 elementary teachers who used the toolkit between January and March, 2023 researchers found teachers were able to nearly double the average amount of physical activity they implemented in classrooms each week.

Teachers also reported a significant boost to their own confidence and enjoyment in physical activity.

CTVNews.ca Top Stories

Where are the Prince and Princess of Wales?

What is the mysterious reason that caused Prince William to miss his own godfather's memorial service? And why is the Princess of Wales conspicuously absent? CTV News royal commentator Afua Hagan shares her thoughts.

Who is supporting, opposing new online harms bill?

Now that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's sweeping online harms legislation is before Parliament, allowing key stakeholders, major platforms, and Canadians with direct personal experience with abuse to dig in and see what's being proposed, reaction is streaming in. CTVNews.ca has rounded up reaction, and here's how Bill C-63 is going over.

Stay Connected