Recreational spaces

Playgrounds are places for students to engage in play activities between classes.

Playgrounds and other specific spaces near the school are the usual places for pupils to rest and play. They are equipped with specific resources for entertainment and for the educational guidance of their games, all in compliance with the appropriate safety standards. These standards establish the minimum requirements for these places and requires that they have a play area, partially covered, which can be used as a multi-sports court. This area must have a surface area appropriate to the number of school places and will not normally be smaller than 900 square metres in size.

At break times, certain teachers are responsible for the care and attention of these pupils. On rainy or very cold days, the covered playground areas or the school hall itself are used for recreation.

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John McAllister
John McAllister
25 September, 2023 10:14 am

The video provides valuable insights into the importance of well-designed and equipped play areas for students in a Spanish school system. It underscores the significance of compliance with safety standards and the establishment of specific requirements for these spaces. Additionally, it highlights the role of teachers in supervising and caring for students during break times. This video serves as an informative resource for parents, educators, and stakeholders, emphasizing the commitment to providing safe and engaging recreational spaces for students. It aligns with our school’s dedication to creating an environment that supports both the educational and recreational needs of our students.

What similarities do you find on this topic in your country?
Recreational spaces in Spanish and British schools share similarities in providing designated areas for students to play, with a focus on safety and educational value. Both systems also make provisions for indoor play on inclement weather days.
What differences do you find on this topic in your country?
one thing that doesn't appear but is highly relevant in an English school is the mention of specific play equipment or structures designed for physical activity and play. In many British schools, especially in primary education, you often find playground equipment like swings, slides, climbing frames, and other structures aimed at promoting physical activity and playtime. These elements play a crucial role in providing opportunities for exercise, motor skill development, and social interaction among students during their recreational periods.
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