Active Play Experience (APE) Programs

Yukon youth spend over half of their day in school, making it an important place to develop lifelong habits of physical activity. Children who are active at school are more likely to remain active in their teens and as adults. Being active leads to academic, social and emotional benefits.

Recess is an important time for physical activity and socialization. A positive recess experience helps students refresh physically, emotionally and mentally and contributes to successful learning.

"The younger students came to find us at recess when we weren't outside so we would come play with them, it made me realize they like playing with us."

Create a more active, connected and positive space during recess at your school through our APE Programs.

APE Classroom


Any grade can benefit from APE Classroom facilitation.

Included are two to three 60-minute sessions delivered in the classroom or outdoors that introduces 1) games students can play together at recess, 2) activities to incorporate into class, and 3) activities to build community.

Teachers receive an APE Game Resource that will provide new activities throughout the year!

APE Leadership


APE Leadership develops playground leaders among Grades 5 to 7 students.

Over three to four sessions, students are trained to be APE leaders during recess. A buddy class from the primary grades joins in part of each session to provide opportunities to practice interacting with younger students.

Dedicated support from the classroom teacher is essential.

APE Recess


APE Recess uses a whole school approach.

Intermediate grades take part in APE Leadership. After students are trained, the APE Programmer facilitates a school-wide event to introduce the APE program, leaders and games.

Support to create an APE Recess Club is available for APE leaders and classroom teachers.

APE Programmer


Use the form below to book your Active Play Experience or to find out more about RPAY's APE Programs.

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Alycia Bannon, RPAY's amazing APE Programmer, supports schools and communities to develop active play experiences that promote healthy physical and social development.


“My class had a hard time attempting and being successful at cooperative games. This is an area where we need continued practice, and APE was a great program to help facilitate and support such things.”


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