Send School Equipment to Students’ Homes

A detailed description of the practice

Make it easy for students to engage in physical activity and wellness at home by distributing school equipment to their homes.

This practice:

is easy and quick to implement
is effective in promoting health and wellness among students
is well received by most students
is well received by teachers and school staff
is helping build and maintain a healthy school culture
will be used for years to come
reaches most students and families within a school
reaches the students and families who need it most
is sustainable over time given staff turnover, costs, training, etc.
is easily integrated into the curriculum (Program of Studies)

But this practice:

is not cost-efficient to put in place
requires extensive planning
requires additional staff time
requires support or partnerships from outside the school
requires additional funding

Examples of specific activities

Share links to live stream religious practices

Share family activities that enhance mental health

Distribute equipment or resources to keep students moving

More from the stakeholders from the education and health sectors about this practice

We dropped of equipment to every family... students and parents loved it! It was a lot to organize but well worth it.
Kids love active materials and will use them.
From all the initiatives I have seen, this one has the greatest positive impact on student health.
Parents love and will use materials. Anything I have given families has been well used and passed to others.