Active classrooms

Small changes in the classroom can have a big impact on student learning, health and contribution to their daily activity levels.

Active classrooms create active learners. Children and young people who move more often have improved concentration and are more engaged in class

What makes an active classroom

Active classrooms incorporate movement into classroom learning helping them retain knowledge in a meaningful way. Small changes in the classroom can have a big impact on student learning, health and contribution to their daily activity levels.

An active classroom involves:

  • active breaks between and within learning activities
  • learning activities which involve movement
  • working at benches, standing desks, on the floor, or in combination to create movement between work areas
  • learning outdoors.

Strategies and approaches

These strategies and resources provide suggestions for how schools can support active classrooms.

Active classrooms resources

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