Elementary - Curricular 2019
- Consult Risk Management.
- 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 Outside Activity Providers.
- Also consult Dodgeball and/or Relay/Tag Games.
- The equipment must appropriate for the size, weight, age, skill and ability level of the students.
- All the balls must be properly inflated.
- No homemade equipment can be used
- No exposed jewellery permitted.
- Non-gym indoor facilities (for example, foyer, classroom, hall, concourse, etc.) must enable students to move freely (consult Safety in Activity Rooms).
- Students must be instructed in how to move safely in personal and general space.
- Establish rules for the distribution and return of equipment.
- Emphasize with students what cooperation looks like and sounds like.
- Walls and stages cannot be used as turning points and end zones. A marker (for example, line or pylon) must be designated away from the wall and properly identified.
- Establish rules and procedures in the gym before going outdoors (for example, stop/start signals).
Running and relays
- Students must not be blindfolded.
- No running backwards.
- Participants in a relay must have their own lane.
- Be aware of increased risk with tying legs together.
Games that include tagging
- Clearly define areas of the body that can be tagged (for example, arms, back, legs)
- Instruct students that a tag is a touch, not a push, punch or grab
- Where blockers are permitted, they are not to intentionally make contact with the tagger with their bodies, arms or legs, but rather to move in front of the tagger
- On-site supervision is required.
- Students must never be in equipment room unsupervised.
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