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Elementary - Intramural

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Building with Bodies

Elementary - Intramural 2018

(e.g., Pyramid Building, Human Fence)

Equipment

For minimum thickness of mats, see Elementary Curricular - Gymnastics.

Mats must be under pyramid and extend a minimum of 1.5m (4.9 ft) in all directions.

A fully stocked first aid kit must be readily accessible. (Consult Appendix D – Sample First Aid Kit)

Determine that all equipment is safe for use (e.g., no sharp edges, sharp corners, cracks, or splinters). Students must be encouraged to report equipment problems to the intramural supervisor.

Clothing/Footwear/Jewellery

Bare feet or dance/gymnastics slippers.

No sock feet.

No jewelry.

Tie back long hair and remove hair clips.

Secure or remove eyeglasses.

Suitable unrestricted clothing.

Facilities

Determine that all facilities are safe for use. Students must be encouraged to report facility problems to the intramural supervisor.

Locate lying and kneeling pyramids away from walls.

Do not build pyramids near entrances or exits.

Do not build pyramids on or near stages.

Turning points, finish lines, end zones, and boundaries must be a safe distance away from walls, stages, equipment, trees, posts, natural hazards, and holes. Walls, stages, equipment, trees and posts must not be used as turning points, finish lines, end zones or boundaries. A marker (for example, line or pylon) must be designated and be properly identified.

Consult the Fundamentals of Safety for the opening and closing of gymnasium divider doors/curtains.

When running takes place off school site for a warm, conditioning run and/or is an integral part of the activity:

  • Teachers must do a safety check ‘walk through’ in order to identify potential problems prior to initial use of route or course.
  • Teachers must outline to the students the route or course (e.g., notice of areas to approach with caution) before the start of the run.
  • Teachers must determine that students are not crossing busy intersections unless directly supervised.

Special Rules/Instructions

Be aware of students whose medical condition (e.g., asthma, anaphylaxis, casts, previous concussion, orthopaedic device) may affect participation. (Consult Fundamentals of Safety)

Students must not participate in the activity until they receive information on concussion prevention specific to the activity, inherent risks of the activity (e.g. outline possible risks and ways to minimize the risks), and procedures and rules for safe play. Students must receive instruction on the importance of reporting symptoms related to a suspected concussion.

Refer to individual school board’s transportation procedures related to communicating with parents/guardians the location of an off-site activity and the means of transportation used as well as to the need for obtaining parent/guardian permission.

Students must be made aware of the rules of the activity or game.

Standing pyramids are not permitted at the elementary level.

Weight and sizes of participants must determine placement in pyramid, e.g., larger students must be part of the base.

Set maximum number of participants allowed, depending on size, age, skill and experience of participants.

Maximum height of pyramids must be no more than 3 levels.

Instruction must include how to assemble and disassemble, intentionally and unintentionally.

Pyramid building must be the only activity in the space.

Adequate liquid replacement (personal water bottles, water fountains) must be accessible for students before, during and after physical activity to prevent dehydration.

Supervision

Constant visual supervision during instruction and first attempt.

On-site supervision thereafter.

Students must be informed that the use of equipment and the gymnasium are prohibited without supervision. In addition to verbal communication, the doors must be locked or signs must be posted indicating that students are not allowed to use the gym unless appropriately supervised.

First Aid

Follow the school's first aid emergency response (consult Appendix E - Sample First Plan and Sample First Aid Emergency Response) and the school board’s concussion protocol (consult the Concussion section).

An emergency action plan and response to deal with evacuations and lock downs must be followed and communicated to students.

Also see Fundamentals of Safety section to view complete safety requirements.

Cheerleading - Spirit Dance

Elementary - Intramural 2018

Consult Dancing/Rhythmic Activities in the curricular module.

Also consult Gymnastics - General Procedures in the curricular module.

Equipment

A fully stocked first aid kit must be readily accessible. (Consult Appendix D – Sample First Aid Kit)

A working communication device (e.g., cell phone) must be accessible.

Determine that all equipment is safe for use (e.g., no sharp edges, sharp corners, cracks, or splinters). Students must be encouraged to report equipment problems to the intramural supervisor.

Pom-poms must be in good repair (not shedding) if used.

Electrical equipment used must be in good working order. Wires must be taped to the floor or contained within walls.

Clothing/Footwear/Jewellery

No hanging jewelry.

Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn.

Facilities

Determine that all facilities are safe for use. Students must be encouraged to report facility problems to the intramural supervisor.

Surface must provide safe footing and traction.

Activity surface and surrounding area must be free of all obstacles (e.g., tables, chairs).

There must be adequate room for all movement.

Turning points, finish lines, end zones, and boundaries must be a safe distance away from walls, stages, equipment, trees, posts, natural hazards, and holes. Walls, stages, equipment, trees and posts must not be used as turning points, finish lines, end zones or boundaries. A marker (for example, line or pylon) must be designated and be properly identified.

Consult the Fundamentals of Safety for the opening and closing of gymnasium divider doors/curtains.

When running takes place off school site for a warm, conditioning run and/or is an integral part of the activity:

  • Teachers must do a safety check ‘walk through’ in order to identify potential problems prior to initial use of route or course.
  • Teachers must outline to the students the route or course (e.g., notice of areas to approach with caution) before the start of the run.
  • Teachers must determine that students are not crossing busy intersections unless directly supervised.

Special Rules/Instructions

Be aware of students whose medical condition (e.g., asthma, anaphylaxis, casts, previous concussion, orthopaedic device) may affect participation. (Consult Fundamentals of Safety)

Students must not participate in the activity until they receive information on concussion prevention specific to the activity, inherent risks of the activity (e.g. outline possible risks and ways to minimize the risks), and procedures and rules for safe play. Students must receive instruction on the importance of reporting symptoms related to a suspected concussion.

Refer to individual school board’s transportation procedures related to communicating with parents/guardians the location of an off-site activity and the means of transportation used as well as to the need for obtaining parent/guardian permission.

Previous training, fitness level and the length of time and intensity of physical activity must be taken into consideration.

Skills must be taught in proper progression.

Games must be based on skills taught.

A proper warm-up and cool-down must be included.

Students must be made aware of the rules of the activity or game.

Routines must be designed not to interfere with other activities.

Pom-pom plastic must be cleaned up as it is shed, to prevent risk to student athletes.

Stress correct body alignment for injury prevention.

Stunting (e.g., lifting of another person or building of bodies) is not permitted.

Students must be instructed not to attempt:

  • aerial somersaults
  • extended dive rolls (e.g., dive rolls for distance, diving over bodies)
  • front handsprings
  • back handsprings
  • back head rolls
  • headstands

Adequate liquid replacement (personal water bottles, water fountains) must be accessible for students before, during and after physical activity to prevent dehydration.

Supervision

On-site supervision is required.

Coaches must secure a safe cheering environment (e.g., keep spectators away from team space at games and events).

Essential progressions for gymnastics skills (e.g., cartwheel, front/back walkover, round-off, round -off jumps- tuck/star/straight, or round-off cartwheel) and spotting techniques for elements typically being used in Spirit/Dance cheerleading, must be used. Refer to Elementary Curricular Gymnastics – Mat Work activity page.

Inversions require constant visual supervision.

A teacher who is providing instruction and is unfamiliar with any gymnastics skill progression or spotting technique (e.g. no recent experience) must refrain from teaching the activity until assistance is provided by an appropriately trained staff or training is received.

Students must be informed that the use of equipment and the gymnasium are prohibited without supervision. In addition to verbal communication, the doors must be locked or signs must be posted indicating that students are not allowed to use the gym unless appropriately supervised.

First Aid

Follow the school's first aid emergency response (consult Appendix E - Sample First Plan and Sample First Aid Emergency Response) and the school board’s concussion protocol (consult the Concussion section).

An emergency action plan and response to deal with evacuations and lock downs must be followed and communicated to students.

Also see Fundamentals of Safety section to view complete safety requirements.

Combatives (Martial Arts)

Elementary - Intramural 2018

(e.g., Judo, Aikido, Karate, TaeKwon-Do)

This activity page must be presented to the activity provider prior to the activity taking place. The activity provider must meet the minimum requirements listed on this page. For more information on planning trips using outside providers, consult Appendix P - Outside Activity Providers.

Equipment

A fully stocked first aid kit must be readily accessible. (Consult Appendix D – Sample First Aid Kit)

A working communication device (e.g. cell phone) must be accessible.

Determine that all equipment is safe for use (e.g., no sharp edges, sharp corners, cracks, or splinters). Students must be encouraged to report equipment problems to the intramural supervisor.

Activity Surface:

5 cm (2”) mats, wrestling mats, or mats of equivalent compaction rating are required when the activity involves throws or falls (see Elementary Curricular Gymnastics – General Procedures for utility mats specifications).

Mat surface must be clean and checked frequently for irregularities (e.g., no gaps, overlaps or difference in height when joined).

Clothing/Footwear/Jewellery

Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn (running shoes/bare feet as appropriate).

Loose, comfortable clothing.

No jewellery.

When long hair poses a safety risk it must be secured. Devices (e.g. hair pins, clips and barrettes) used to tie back long hair must not present a safety concern.

Facilities

Determine that all facilities are safe for use. Students must be encouraged to report facility problems to the intramural supervisor.

Surface must provide for safe footing and traction.

Activity surface and surrounding area must be free of all obstacles (e.g., tables, chairs).

Activities must take place a safe distance (i.e., greater than 2m (6.6’)) from walls.

Turning points, finish lines, end zones, and boundaries must be a safe distance away from walls, stages, equipment, trees, posts, natural hazards, and holes. Walls, stages, equipment, trees and posts must not be used as turning points, finish lines, end zones or boundaries. A marker (for example, line or pylon) must be designated and be properly identified.

Consult the Fundamentals of Safety for the opening and closing of gymnasium divider doors/curtains.

When running takes place off school site for a warm, conditioning run and/or is an integral part of the activity:

  • Teachers must do a safety check ‘walk through’ in order to identify potential problems prior to initial use of route or course.
  • Teachers must outline to the students the route or course (e.g., notice of areas to approach with caution) before the start of the run.
  • Teachers must determine that students are not crossing busy intersections unless directly supervised.

Special Rules/Instructions

Be aware of students whose medical condition (e.g., asthma, anaphylaxis, casts, previous concussion, orthopaedic device) may affect participation. (Consult Fundamentals of Safety)

Students must not participate in the activity until they receive information on concussion prevention specific to the activity, inherent risks of the activity (e.g. outline possible risks and ways to minimize the risks), and procedures and rules for safe play. Students must receive instruction on the importance of reporting symptoms related to a suspected concussion.

Refer to individual school board’s transportation procedures related to communicating with parents/guardians the location of an off-site activity and the means of transportation used as well as to the need for obtaining parent/guardian permission.

Previous training, fitness level and the length of time and intensity of physical activity must be taken into consideration.

Skills must be taught in proper progression.

Games must be based on skills taught.

A proper warm-up and cool-down must be included.

Students must be made aware of the rules of the activity or game.

Practicing of martial arts skills must take place in a controlled situation.

Warm-up activities must emphasize conditioning and flexibility.

In Judo, beginner level programs, arm lock or strangulation techniques must not be done.

When appropriate, students must be matched with students of similar weight, height and skill level. There are times during martial arts instruction when students of dissimilar sizes may be matched to illustrate a scenario. In these situations instruction must be provided to protect the participants from injury.

During individual or group practice time, students are to remain disciplined and to only use skills learned for their intended purpose.

Adequate liquid replacement (personal water bottles, water fountains) must be accessible for students before, during and after physical activity to prevent dehydration.

Supervision

Constant visual supervision during initial instruction and demonstration of skills by students.

On site supervision after initial instruction.

Students must be informed that the use of equipment and the gymnasium are prohibited without supervision. In addition to verbal communication, the doors must be locked or signs must be posted indicating that students are not allowed to use the gym unless appropriately supervised.

Qualifications

A teacher who is providing instruction and is unfamiliar with Martial Arts (e.g. no formalized training) must refrain from teaching the activity until: assistance is provided by an appropriately trained staff; or training is received.

Outside providers:

  • To instruct a program in Judo, an individual must provide proof to principal/designate of the following qualification: NCCP Dojo Instructor Competition Introduction.
  • To instruct a program in Karate, an individual must provide proof to principal/designate of the following qualifications: NCCP Instructor Beginner, member in good standing of Karate Ontario and Karate Canada.
  • To instruct a program in Taekwondo, an individual must provide proof to principal/designate of the following qualifications: 18 years of age, 1st Dan Black Belt, NCCP Instructor

First Aid

On school site: Follow the school's first aid emergency response (consult Appendix E - Sample First Plan and Sample First Aid Emergency Response) and the school board’s concussion protocol (consult the Concussion section). An emergency action plan and response to deal with evacuations and lock downs must be followed and communicated to students.

Off site: At least one instructor or an individual responsible for providing first aid must have current First Aid qualifications equivalent to or exceeding St. John Ambulance Emergency First Aid with CPR Level C + AED.

Also see Fundamentals of Safety section to view complete safety requirements.

Food/Water Activities

Elementary - Intramural 2018

(e.g., Spray Activities, Water Balloons, Sponge Toss, Dunk Tanks)

Food Activities are not an appropriate activity at the Elementary Level.

Equipment

A fully stocked first aid kit must be readily accessible. (Consult Appendix D – Sample First Aid Kit)

Determine that all equipment is safe for use (e.g., no sharp edges, sharp corners, cracks, or splinters). Students must be encouraged to report equipment problems to the intramural supervisor.

Equipment used with water must be:

  • Resistant to deterioration when wet, or be waterproof e.g., tables, chairs, floors.
  • Protected from water where necessary.
  • Thoroughly cleaned and rinsed before use.

Electrical equipment, e.g., timer, must have CSA- approved ground-fault system and be located at a safe distance away from water.

Sliding surfaces must be smooth and clean (e.g., mats, plastic slides).

Use water-spray bottles.

No pressurized water guns (e.g., super soakers).

Clothing/Footwear/Jewellery

Clothing must be able to get wet and not increase risk of injury, e.g., no wet sweatpants that can cause participant to trip.

Use footwear that will enhance traction.

Facilities

Determine that all facilities are safe for use. Students must be encouraged to report facility problems to the intramural supervisor.

Activities that have the potential for excessive water spillage, e.g., spray activities, water balloons, must occur outside.

Provide support, e.g., standby personnel to clean/mop any spills indoors, e.g., from water on a spoon activity.

Facility must be able to be cleaned before and after event.

Turning points, finish lines, end zones, and boundaries must be a safe distance away from walls, stages, equipment, trees, posts, natural hazards, and holes. Walls, stages, equipment, trees and posts must not be used as turning points, finish lines, end zones or boundaries. A marker (for example, line or pylon) must be designated and be properly identified.

Consult the Fundamentals of Safety for the opening and closing of gymnasium divider doors/curtains.

When running takes place off school site for a warm, conditioning run and/or is an integral part of the activity:

  • Teachers must do a safety check ‘walk through’ in order to identify potential problems prior to initial use of route or course.
  • Teachers must outline to the students the route or course (e.g., notice of areas to approach with caution) before the start of the run.
  • Teachers must determine that students are not crossing busy intersections unless directly supervised.

Special Rules/Instructions

Be aware of students whose medical condition (e.g., asthma, anaphylaxis, casts, previous concussion, orthopaedic device) may affect participation. (Consult Fundamentals of Safety)

Students must not participate in the activity until they receive information on concussion prevention specific to the activity, inherent risks of the activity (e.g. outline possible risks and ways to minimize the risks), and procedures and rules for safe play. Students must receive instruction on the importance of reporting symptoms related to a suspected concussion.

Refer to individual school board’s transportation procedures related to communicating with parents/guardians the location of an off-site activity and the means of transportation used as well as to the need for obtaining parent/guardian permission.

Students must be made aware of the rules of the activity or game.

Set procedures and rules for safe play.

Use materials that will not endanger students with severe allergies, e.g., latex.

Water on floor/ground surfaces decreases traction. Enhance traction where appropriate, e.g., rubberized mats on potentially wet surfaces.

If footing is supposed to be slippery, an adequate landing surface must be padded or soft.

Avoid extreme water temperatures.

Do not allow glass containers.

If activities promote wet bodies, any collision contact must be avoided.

If there is to be throwing of wet sponges at people, the target area must be restricted appropriately, e.g., below the waist. With no target designation, eye protection must be worn.

Students must not be used as targets for dunk tanks.

Adequate liquid replacement (personal water bottles, water fountains) must be accessible for students before, during and after physical activity to prevent dehydration.

Supervision

Constant visual supervision is required.

Students must be informed that the use of equipment and the gymnasium are prohibited without supervision. In addition to verbal communication, the doors must be locked or signs must be posted indicating that students are not allowed to use the gym unless appropriately supervised.

First Aid

Follow the school's first aid emergency response (consult Appendix E - Sample First Plan and Sample First Aid Emergency Response) and the school board’s concussion protocol (consult the Concussion section).

An emergency action plan and response to deal with evacuations and lock downs must be followed and communicated to students.

Also see Fundamentals of Safety section to view complete safety requirements.

Relay and Tag Games

Elementary - Intramural 2018

(e.g., Capture the Flag, Crows and Cranes, Tag, Mr. Wolf, Rock-Paper-Scissors)

Equipment

A fully stocked first aid kit must be readily accessible. (Consult Appendix D – Sample First Aid Kit)

Determine that all equipment is safe for use (e.g., no sharp edges, sharp corners, cracks, or splinters). Students must be encouraged to report equipment problems to the intramural supervisor.

Equipment must not have sharp or ragged edges.

Use soft objects, (e.g., foam balls, sponges, beach balls, elephant skin balls, utility balls).

No under-inflated regulation balls.

No beanbags or hard flying discs, (e.g., Frisbees).

Clothing/Footwear/Jewellery

Suitable footwear for each activity.

No jewelry.

Facilities

Determine that all facilities are safe for use. Students must be encouraged to report facility problems to the intramural supervisor.

Supervisor must do a safety check walk through in order to identify potential hazards. Students must be made aware of hazards and approach with caution.

All running tracks must be inspected annually and maintained as necessary.

Playing area must provide safe footing and traction.

Activity surface and surrounding area must be free of all obstacles (e.g., tables, chairs).

Immovable hazards, (e.g., goal posts) must be identified to students and marked with pylons.

All doors into, and out of, the indoor playing area must be closed.

Adequate space for all participants.

Games that take place over large areas (e.g., Survival) require instructor to set and communicate definite boundary lines.

Turning points, finish lines, end zones, and boundaries must be a safe distance away from walls, stages, equipment, trees, posts, natural hazards, and holes. Walls, stages, equipment, trees and posts must not be used as turning points, finish lines, end zones or boundaries. A marker (for example, line or pylon) must be designated and be properly identified.

Consult the Fundamentals of Safety for the opening and closing of gymnasium divider doors/curtains.

When running takes place off school site for a warm, conditioning run and/or is an integral part of the activity:

  • Teachers must do a safety check ‘walk through’ in order to identify potential problems prior to initial use of route or course.
  • Teachers must outline to the students the route or course (e.g., notice of areas to approach with caution) before the start of the run.
  • Teachers must determine that students are not crossing busy intersections unless directly supervised.

Special Rules/Instructions

Be aware of students whose medical condition (e.g., asthma, anaphylaxis, casts, previous concussion, orthopaedic device) may affect participation. (Consult Fundamentals of Safety)

Students must not participate in the activity until they receive information on concussion prevention specific to the activity, inherent risks of the activity (e.g. outline possible risks and ways to minimize the risks), and procedures and rules for safe play. Students must receive instruction on the importance of reporting symptoms related to a suspected concussion.

Refer to individual school board’s transportation procedures related to communicating with parents/guardians the location of an off-site activity and the means of transportation used as well as to the need for obtaining parent/guardian permission.

Students must be made aware of the rules of the activity or game.

When appropriate, where more than one person is a tagger (“it”) a moveable identification is to be used.

For shuttle relays, all participants must have their own lane.

Be aware of increased risk with oversized apparel or tying legs together.

Students must not be blindfolded.

When competing in these activities, no running backwards (students must be taught to turn and run forward when fleeing).

Walls, stages and fences must not be used as finish lines or safe zones.

Safe zones must be clearly delineated e.g. use pylons, floor lines.

There must be a procedure established to stop games, (e.g., whistle blowing).

Activities/rules must be modified based on the skill level, age and facilities/equipment available.

Adequate liquid replacement (personal water bottles, water fountains) must be accessible for students before, during and after physical activity to prevent dehydration.

Tag Games

Clearly define areas of the body that can be tagged (e.g., arms, legs, back).

Inform students that a tag is a touch; not a push, grab or punch.

Supervision

On-site supervision for relays.

In-the-area supervision for chasing games.

Students must be informed that the use of equipment and the gymnasium are prohibited without supervision. In addition to verbal communication, the doors must be locked or signs must be posted indicating that students are not allowed to use the gym unless appropriately supervised.

First Aid

Follow the school's first aid emergency response (consult Appendix E - Sample First Plan and Sample First Aid Emergency Response) and the school board’s concussion protocol (consult the Concussion section).

An emergency action plan and response to deal with evacuations and lock downs must be followed and communicated to students.

Also see Fundamentals of Safety section to view complete safety requirements.

School Made Equipment

Elementary - Intramural 2018

School made equipment (e.g., Land Skis, Beanbags, Plastic Bottle Weights, Rhythm Sticks) can be made at school by board employees, adult volunteers and students who are under direct supervision

Equipment

Use materials that are in good condition, (e.g., un-frayed ropes, smooth boards free of splinters, nothing with sharp edges).

Use materials that resemble, as closely as possible, the manufactured item.

Use materials that will not endanger students with severe allergies (e.g., latex).

Home made equipment is not to be used.

Clothing/Footwear/Jewellery

Equipment that is designed to be worn (e.g., hats, capes, costumes) must not constrict neck or chest areas or put the student at risk.

Masks must not impair vision.

Facilities

School made equipment attached to facility (e.g., a wall) needs to be inspected by a knowledgeable third party to determine it is safe and secure.

School made equipment that is a self-supported structure (e.g., outdoor volleyball posts, long jump pit with timber surround) needs to be inspected by a knowledgeable third party to determine it is safe and secure.

See school board policy and procedures related to specifications, installation and inspection of school made equipment.

Special Rules/Instructions

Follow instructions on how to build/assemble if available.

If no instructions are available for a school made structure, describe the procedure in writing and record how, when and by whom it was made.

Equipment made by students or volunteers must be inspected by a knowledgeable third party to determine safety.

Test equipment before initial use.

Inspect equipment every time it is used.

Repair as necessary. If the piece of equipment changes significantly due to additional repairs that interfere with the function and safety, then discard and replace.

Supervision

On-site supervision is required for students making equipment at school.

Constant visual supervision is required if students are using machinery, (e.g., band saws) to make equipment.

Also see Fundamentals of Safety section to view complete safety requirements.

Targets - Human

Elementary - Intramural 2018

(e.g., Dodgeball and Variations, Human Bowling, Heart-Attach Tag Games)

Equipment

A fully stocked first aid kit must be readily accessible. (Consult Appendix D – Sample First Aid Kit)

Determine that all equipment is safe for use (e.g., no sharp edges, sharp corners, cracks, or splinters). Students must be encouraged to report equipment problems to the intramural supervisor.

Use soft objects, (e.g., foam balls, sponges, beach balls, elephant skin balls, crumpled newspaper balls, utility balls).

No under-inflated regulation balls, e.g., volleyballs.

No beanbags or hard flying discs (e.g., Frisbees).

Clothing/Footwear/Jewellery

No jewelry.

Suitable footwear and clothing.

Facilities

Determine that all facilities are safe for use. Students must be encouraged to report facility problems to the intramural supervisor.

Playing area must be free from obstruction, (e.g., desks, chairs and other furniture/equipment around the perimeter).

Turning points, finish lines, end zones, and boundaries must be a safe distance away from walls, stages, equipment, trees, posts, natural hazards, and holes. Walls, stages, equipment, trees and posts must not be used as turning points, finish lines, end zones or boundaries. A marker (for example, line or pylon) must be designated and be properly identified.

Consult the Fundamentals of Safety for the opening and closing of gymnasium divider doors/curtains.

When running takes place off school site for a warm, conditioning run and/or is an integral part of the activity:

  • Teachers must do a safety check ‘walk through’ in order to identify potential problems prior to initial use of route or course.
  • Teachers must outline to the students the route or course (e.g., notice of areas to approach with caution) before the start of the run.
  • Teachers must determine that students are not crossing busy intersections unless directly supervised.

Special Rules/Instructions

Be aware of students whose medical condition (e.g., asthma, anaphylaxis, casts, previous concussion, orthopaedic device) may affect participation. (Consult Fundamentals of Safety)

Students must not participate in the activity until they receive information on concussion prevention specific to the activity, inherent risks of the activity (e.g. outline possible risks and ways to minimize the risks), and procedures and rules for safe play. Students must receive instruction on the importance of reporting symptoms related to a suspected concussion.

Refer to individual school board’s transportation procedures related to communicating with parents/guardians the location of an off-site activity and the means of transportation used as well as to the need for obtaining parent/guardian permission.

Students must be made aware of the rules of the activity or game.

Target area must be restricted appropriately (e.g., below the waist).

Students who are targets must remain upright.

Students must not be targets in dunk tanks.

Adequate liquid replacement (personal water bottles, water fountains) must be accessible for students before, during and after physical activity to prevent dehydration.

Supervision

Constant visual supervision is required.

Students must be informed that the use of equipment and the gymnasium are prohibited without supervision. In addition to verbal communication, the doors must be locked or signs must be posted indicating that students are not allowed to use the gym unless appropriately supervised.

First Aid

Follow the school's first aid emergency response (consult Appendix E - Sample First Plan and Sample First Aid Emergency Response) and the school board’s concussion protocol (consult the Concussion section).

An emergency action plan and response to deal with evacuations and lock downs must be followed and communicated to students.

Also see Fundamentals of Safety section to view complete safety requirements.

Targets - Other Target Games/Activities

Elementary - Intramural 2018

(e.g., Throwing for Accuracy, Disc Golf)

Equipment

A fully stocked first aid kit must be readily accessible. (Consult Appendix D – Sample First Aid Kit)

Determine that all equipment is safe for use (e.g., no sharp edges, sharp corners, cracks, or splinters). Students must be encouraged to report equipment problems to the intramural supervisor.

Target size must be appropriate for age and ability of students.

Clothing/Footwear/Jewellery

Suitable clothing and footwear must be worn.

Facilities

Determine that all facilities are safe for use. Students must be encouraged to report facility problems to the intramural supervisor.

Targets must be situated away from spectators and other participants.

Participants must have room to propel object towards target without hitting a bystander.

Turning points, finish lines, end zones, and boundaries must be a safe distance away from walls, stages, equipment, trees, posts, natural hazards, and holes. Walls, stages, equipment, trees and posts must not be used as turning points, finish lines, end zones or boundaries. A marker (for example, line or pylon) must be designated and be properly identified.

Consult the Fundamentals of Safety for the opening and closing of gymnasium divider doors/curtains.

When running takes place off school site for a warm, conditioning run and/or is an integral part of the activity:

  • Teachers must do a safety check ‘walk through’ in order to identify potential problems prior to initial use of route or course.
  • Teachers must outline to the students the route or course (e.g., notice of areas to approach with caution) before the start of the run.
  • Teachers must determine that students are not crossing busy intersections unless directly supervised.

Special Rules/Instructions

Be aware of students whose medical condition (e.g., asthma, anaphylaxis, casts, previous concussion, orthopaedic device) may affect participation. (Consult Fundamentals of Safety)

Students must not participate in the activity until they receive information on concussion prevention specific to the activity, inherent risks of the activity (e.g. outline possible risks and ways to minimize the risks), and procedures and rules for safe play. Students must receive instruction on the importance of reporting symptoms related to a suspected concussion.

Refer to individual school board’s transportation procedures related to communicating with parents/guardians the location of an off-site activity and the means of transportation used as well as to the need for obtaining parent/guardian permission.

Students must be made aware of the rules of the activity or game.

Establish procedures to reduce risk to other participants/spectators (e.g., restrict access to target area).

Establish a process for safe retrieval of propelled objects.

Adequate liquid replacement (personal water bottles, water fountains) must be accessible for students before, during and after physical activity to prevent dehydration.

Supervision

On-site supervision is required.

Students must be informed that the use of equipment and the gymnasium are prohibited without supervision. In addition to verbal communication, the doors must be locked or signs must be posted indicating that students are not allowed to use the gym unless appropriately supervised.

First Aid

Follow the school's first aid emergency response (consult Appendix E - Sample First Plan and Sample First Aid Emergency Response) and the school board’s concussion protocol (consult the Concussion section).

An emergency action plan and response to deal with evacuations and lock downs must be followed and communicated to students.

Also see Fundamentals of Safety section to view complete safety requirements.

Transporting People/Things

Elementary - Intramural 2018

(e.g., Human Amoeba, Chariot, Chuckwagon, Bed and/or Stretcher Races, Cookie Machine, Wheel Barrow)

Equipment

A fully stocked first aid kit must be readily accessible. (Consult Appendix D – Sample First Aid Kit)

Determine that all equipment is safe for use (e.g., no sharp edges, sharp corners, cracks, or splinters). Students must be encouraged to report equipment problems to the intramural supervisor.

Equipment used:

  • must be suitable to support size and weight of object/person being transported.
  • can be raised and lowered without jeopardizing hand/feet/body of carrier or object/person carried.
  • must have safety straps/rail or means to prevent person/thing from falling from anything higher than waist height.
  • must not constrict person at chest or neck.

Clothing/Footwear/Jewellery

No loose clothing.

No clothing attachment that cannot be easily released in case of collapse (e.g., belt, shoelaces).

Appropriate footwear must be worn.

No jewelry.

Facilities

Determine that all facilities are safe for use. Students must be encouraged to report facility problems to the intramural supervisor.

Space adequate for activity and movement of students.

Spectators in designated area away from activity.

Must be a level surface, no obstructions or blind spots and provide safe footing and traction.

Protective wall padding in place where needed.

Turning points, finish lines, end zones, and boundaries must be a safe distance away from walls, stages, equipment, trees, posts, natural hazards, and holes. Walls, stages, equipment, trees and posts must not be used as turning points, finish lines, end zones or boundaries. A marker (for example, line or pylon) must be designated and be properly identified.

Consult the Fundamentals of Safety for the opening and closing of gymnasium divider doors/curtains.

When running takes place off school site for a warm, conditioning run and/or is an integral part of the activity:

  • Teachers must do a safety check ‘walk through’ in order to identify potential problems prior to initial use of route or course.
  • Teachers must outline to the students the route or course (e.g., notice of areas to approach with caution) before the start of the run.
  • Teachers must determine that students are not crossing busy intersections unless directly supervised.

Special Rules/Instructions

Be aware of students whose medical condition (e.g., asthma, anaphylaxis, casts, previous concussion, orthopaedic device) may affect participation. (Consult Fundamentals of Safety)

Students must not participate in the activity until they receive information on concussion prevention specific to the activity, inherent risks of the activity (e.g. outline possible risks and ways to minimize the risks), and procedures and rules for safe play. Students must receive instruction on the importance of reporting symptoms related to a suspected concussion.

Refer to individual school board’s transportation procedures related to communicating with parents/guardians the location of an off-site activity and the means of transportation used as well as to the need for obtaining parent/guardian permission.

Students must be made aware of the rules of the activity or game.

Weight, size of object and distance carried must be appropriate to age and strength of participants.

When students are carrying/supporting other students, they must be matched with those of similar weight/height/strength.

Appropriate limitation on speed of movement.

Establish a procedure to stop activity in the case of potential injury, e.g., whistle blowing.

All participants must know rules and procedure (e.g., safe lifting, spotting, supporting and lowering techniques) prior to participation (consult Appendix Q).

Prior practice must take place for all participants when lifting people or objects of sizable mass.

Establish traffic flows to reduce congestion.

Adequate liquid replacement (personal water bottles, water fountains) must be accessible for students before, during and after physical activity to prevent dehydration.

Supervision

Constant visual supervision for initial instruction and initial practice, followed by on-site supervision.

Students must be informed that the use of equipment and the gymnasium are prohibited without supervision. In addition to verbal communication, the doors must be locked or signs must be posted indicating that students are not allowed to use the gym unless appropriately supervised.

First Aid

Follow the school's first aid emergency response (consult Appendix E - Sample First Plan and Sample First Aid Emergency Response) and the school board’s concussion protocol (consult the Concussion section).

An emergency action plan and response to deal with evacuations and lock downs must be followed and communicated to students.

Also see Fundamentals of Safety section to view complete safety requirements.