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The term school life in motion should aim at the fact that physical activities at a school in motion are not restricted to lessons and breaks only. Exercise and games do not remain episodes but are parts of the whole school and, therefore, keep it literally in motion.






For a school life in motion, it seems typical to us that:






exercise is not a principle of organisation that is decreed by the school administration but that teachers, pupils, and parents get their school in motion.




teaching staff who are convinced of the potential of exercise for the development of the children and teenagers is increasingly formed.



real communities delivering a sense of togetherness develop through lasting experiences in the school or class sector, e.g. via communal projects, school festivals/ game festivals, excursions or class trips.



a special relationship between teachers and pupils develops which is based on those activities.



the pupils increasingly acquire responsibility and initiative of their own for the organisation of their exercise activities.



primary schools cooperate with crèches in order to guarantee an “exercise life” in the afternoon.



traditions develop at school and the territory surrounding it with regard to the organisation of exercise and game events.



the relationship between parents and school achieves an extraordinary quality when communal exercise events are organised by children and their parents.



the whole school territory is understood as an area of motion which is created by the school administration, the teachers, the parents, and, of course, the children.





Now we are going to clearly define our ideas and experiences of the realisation of the extracurricular part of school life in motion for the fields playing times for children and parents (primary school), game and sports festivals, excursions and class trips with modified games from P.E. as well as Cross-country games.






Müller, Chr. (2010). Bewegte Grundschule. St. Augustin: Academia, S. 206-223.
Müller, Chr. & Petzold, R. (2014). Bewegte Schule. St. Augustin: Academia, S. 202-230.