Playground Activity Leaders in Schools

Playground Activity Leaders in Schools

Playground Activity Leaders (P.A.L.S.) is a leadership program offered by Niagara Region Public Health. It encourages all children to participate in activities regardless of their gender, size, or ability.

A Public Health Nurse trains one Staff Champion and two Student Champions to implement the program. The Champions then oversee the program with the Public Health Nurse providing ongoing support.

Students from grades 4-7 with leadership qualities are trained to act as playground activity leaders to plan and lead fun and safe activities on the playground for younger students.


  • Increase physical activity
  • Provide a leadership opportunity for students
  • Decrease conflict and reduce the incidence of playground bullying

For more information about the P.A.L.S. program, email your school nurse or call 905-688-8248 ext. 7379.

For game ideas and more, visit the Canadian Intramural Recreation Association of Ontario.

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