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2.03 Recreation, sport, arts and leisure contribute to academic success and provide exceptional opportunities for life-long learning

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  2. [Australia] Art and Wellbeing: A Guide to the Connections between Community Cultural Development and Health, Eco
    2004 - Australia

    Direct involvement by communities in arts activity can contribute significantly to individual and community wellbeing and can enhance the efforts of government agencies in realizing their policies...

  3. [Australia] Feel blue? Touch green! Participation in forest/woodland management as a treatment for depression
    2006 - Australia

    There appears to be potential for the use of civic environmentalism to promote health, wellbeing and social connectedness for individuals and wider population, as well as for groups with identified...

  4. [Australia] Brain boost: Sport and physical activity enhance children’s learning
    2010 - Australia

    Regular physical activity is likely to provide children with the optimum physiological condition for maximising learning.

    2011 - Australia

    Schools participating in The Song Room (TSR) programs (free, tailored, long-term music and arts-based programs for children in disadvantaged and high need communities to enhance their educational...

  6. [Australia] Schools With Fitter Children Achieve Better Literacy and Numeracy Results: Evidence of a School Cult
    2012 - Australia

    An Australian study found a consistent relationship between physical activity and better performance in cognitive tests and contentration.

  7. [Australia] Beyond Blue to Green
    2010 - Australia

    The report reviews existing Australian and international literature on the links between mental health and well-being and contact with nature.

  8. [Canada] Learning through Recreation (Data Analysis and Review)
    2001 - Canada

    Youth organized and structured recreational activity is an important element in their development, possible later civic competence and likelihood of participating in community life.


  9. [Canada] Enhancing Cultural Capital: The arts and community development in Winnipeg
    2005 - Canada

    Art offers an alternative way to express feelings and thoughts and provides experiential learning, play learning, a hands-on education that translates no matter the literacy level of the...

  10. [Canada] Promoting the benefits of sport:  A collection of peer-reviewed journal articles and reports
    2005 - Canada

    Intercollegiate athletes have higher levels of self-esteem and approval motivation than non-athletes, are less liekly to engage in risky behaviour and are more likely to stay in school and have...

  11. [Canada] Action Schools! BC. Phase I (Pilot) Evaluation Report and Recommendations
    2004 - Canada

     Action Schools! BC had a positive influence on the physical activity level of students in the Liaison and Champion schools, with a significant increase in minutes of physical activity...

  12. [Canada] Use and Benefits of Local Government Recreation and Parks Services: An Ontario Perspective - Researc
    2009 - Canada

    People of means are better able to access recreation and aprks services, no matter who the provider. All recreation providers need to ensure that everyone shares in the benefits associated with...

  13. [Canada] The Value of Presenting: A Study of Performing Arts Presentation in Canada
    2013 - Canada

    A broad range of public benefits are associated with performing arts presentation, including better health and well-being, greater energy and vitality in communities, and a more caring and cohesive...

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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