Sweden – A game in the snow

„The Gear“ – A game in the snow

First, we make a big circle in the snow. After that we make walkways from the circle to the centre. In the middle we made a smaller circle.

When the game starts we choose one catcher. The other children are trying to escape and run in the gear. If they want a break they can rest in the little circle in the middle were the catcher can’t take them. There they count to 10 and then they must leave again.

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The annual ski slope day on Tolvmannabacken

Sweden

In February we had our annual day on the ski slope we have in town. This day all pupils from the first to the third grade can choose ice skating, go sledding or downhill skiing.

For children who never stand on ski we have ski lessons. These pupils usual are very proud in the afternoon, because they have learned so much.

Lunch is served outside and everyone loves hamburger, apple and juice. Our pupils love this day and look forward to it. There is a lot of motion and fun.

Challenge Cards

We want to encourage our pupils to learn independently inside and out of the classroom so we have created these fun challenge cards! Each card explains how to play a game or activity and every card is different. Some challenges require a group of people to play, others can be completed independently. Photographs and a ‘star rating’ help pupils to choose suitable challenges for their ability and environment. Each school created 10 challenge cards so we now have a pack of 50 fun outdoor activities to try in our schools!

Annual sports day (Sweden)

Every year in June we have a day with many sports at Bäckskolan. This year our students were divided in 20 country-teams, after all the nations we have in our school and in the project.

During the day the teams played football, tried out athletics and hade various games. After so much motion all students and teachers were really hungry and the food was very appreciated.

Bäck-jury (Sweden)

The last months every school year our school has a reading project together with the library in town. The librarians choose 12 books and our pupils read and judge them. In June we count the points every book has got and celebrate the 5 best books. The pupils who have left a vote can win a book. It’s a very popular project.

This year we wanted to integrate some motion in this project, so we decided to walk through the books. Every class transformed the classroom to a book and last Friday we had our book walk. All the pupils were very engaged in the reading and transforming.

Outdoor week (Sweden)

Every year in April our school has a week with more outdoor lessons than usual.

This year we started the days with Tabata, a kind of motion with music. It was fun for all our pupils.

During the school day we had lessons in math, Swedish, science, art or PE outside or had short outdoor breaks between parts of lessons.

One afternoon our staff had an education in Brain breaks and activities to get up the heart rate.