Exercise for young teens. Constraint: no sweating allowed.
August 24, 2014 11:02 AM Subscribe
My friend teaches in a school in in a large municipality in Denmark and is looking for advice on how to comply with the latest "Great Idea For The Kids".
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He teaches in a school in Aarhus that serves children aged 5-15 who are immigrants and need to learn danish and get an education at the same time.
The kommune (municipal authority) has decided that the older kids aren't getting enough physical activity and the school is ordered to see that the students get 20 minutes of (supervised) exercise a day. They are to get their heart rate up but not to cause sweating, as there are no showers available.
Teachers are stumped.These youths are age 12-15 and NOT interested. So far, a slow walk around the schoolyard is as close as they've come and my friend says it's "like a death march with optional participation"
I suggested drill team marching. Yes, I know.... but at least that would be something they could do at a slow pace and not sweat.
Students are mixed gender and most are muslim with varying degrees of observance.
Can you think of activities that a biggish group of young teens can do that will not lead to sweating?
ps.... to me, and (from what I'm told) the teachers this is a "roll-eyes" order, that is being protested, but in the meantime, compliance has to happen.