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Can you think of a situation in which you would enjoy going to a teacher supervising the break?
What does the break of our pupils actually look like most of the time?






Primary school pupils, sometimes even still pupils of fifth or sixth form, are romping around in the hall; the classroom is becoming a place for a hurdle race; everything that children can grasp is likely to be thrown – you do best not to watch it at all.

In the school playground small groups can be found shoving and teasing; someone, frequently a young pupil, becomes the subject of a game, frequently that of older pupils; for some pupils you search in vain – they are smoking somewhere.

The teacher often has to prove himself/ herself as a mediator in an argument and sometimes must even use his/ her whole physical strength.






A number of good experiences of realising the break in motion show that the described reality is changeable on a fairly long term basis.



This project aims at helping the pupils to increasingly understand their breaks as an exercise event but not with regard to unrestrained romping but as a varied playful organisation of physical activities


in the school playground
in the school building/ classroom
in an alternative gymnasium or
in a designed activity room





Müller, Chr. (2010). Bewegte Grundschule . St. Augustin: Academia, S. 192-205.
Müller, Chr. & Petzold, R. (2014). Bewegte Schule . St. Augustin: Academia, S. 187-201.
Spiele vor der Haustür





 Suchbegriff: „Haustür“