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Maximising students' use of purpose-built shade in secondary schools: Quantitative and qualitative results of a built-environment intervention
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-17, 21:53 authored by Dobbinson, S, Jamsen, K, Kim McLeodKim McLeod, White, V, Wakefield, M, Livingston, P, Simpson, JA
A trial installing shade sails at secondary schools found increased students' use of newly shaded areas, but relatively low use overall. We examined site features and weather related use of these shaded areas. Tables with seats and temperatures 27 1C increased student use of shaded areas, presence of grass decreased use. Focus groups at eight schools suggest students were unaware of changes to their habitual use of favoured locations. Results infer careful selection of locations for built-shade and provision of tables with seats will assist in maximising student use and investments in shade sails.
Publication titleHealth and Place
Department/SchoolSchool of Social Sciences
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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