Effectively dealing with the barriers
Below are some graphs showing what students did and didn’t like about their exercise routines. More than anything I think this reaffirms that all activities have their place, as did this particular one. The question for us all is are we offering activities that meet the barriers these kids have? In this case, activities where children can do them solo, without pressure, that are different every time they participate in it etc. To re-iterate, that’s not to say doing activities in groups, with pressure and that are the same every time aren’t awesome, but they won’t meet all the students where they are at, just as the reverse wouldn’t either. It needn’t be logistically or financially unviable to offer the options and hopefully Planet Kaha and Survive are examples of.