Appendix I. Interview Schedule

 

Reference code:    _ _ _ / _ / _ _ /_ _ _

Date                              

Time                              

School                                                                                     

Address                                                                                   

Contact Details                                                                         

Teacher                                                                                   

Code name                                                                      

Age                                  Year Level                               

Gender                              Suburb                                   

Number and age of brothers you have at this school                 

Number and age of sisters you have at this school                    

Mode of transport to school                  from school                  

Parents’ Country of Birth                                       

 

To be completed prior to interview:

Pictures of school

Draw me a picture of your school building and grounds.

Please describe your picture to me.  Label important places on it.

Draw me a picture of your school building and grounds as you would like them to be, with any changes you would make.

Please describe your picture to me.  Label important places on it.

*Clarify Anything from Observations

 

General Understanding

1(a). Briefly describe your schoolground to me, pretending I have never been there.

1(b). Looking at your first picture, can you please describe it to me, labeling the important places on it.

2. Why do you think schools have schoolgrounds?

 

Place Use

3. Can you please list all the places you usein your school and the schoolgrounds? What activities do you usually do at these places? Are you usually alone or with others? If others, how many?

Places

Activity

Participants

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

Favorite and uncomfortable places

4. From the list of places you have described can you tell me, in order, what are your favorite places in the school (up to five)? Why are these your favorite places?

5. Are there any places in the schoolgrounds where you don’t feel comfortable? 

[IF YES] Can you describe why you don’t feel comfortable in these places?

6. Can you name any places in your schoolgrounds where your teachers will not allow you to go?  Why do you think you are not allowed to go there?  Would you like to be allowed to go there?

Roaming Range on School Map

7. On this map of the school and schoolgrounds can you show me the places where you normally spend your time during recess and lunchtime

8. Can you draw around that area of the yard that you would normally use during your recess and lunchtime?

Activity

9. What is your favorite outdoor activity at school?

10. Are there outdoor activities you would like to do at school but can’t? 

[IF YES] Why can’t you?

11. Are there outdoor activities other children do that you would like to join in but can’t? [IF SO] Why not?

12. Does the temperature change your outdoor activities? Say on a hot day would you still do the same activities? What about on cold days?

13. When it is raining and you can’t be outside during lunch and recess what do you do? What would you like to do?

Time

14. Do you ever play in the schoolgrounds before school starts?

[IF YES]  What do you usually do during this time?

How often would you do this? (tick box)

Almost every day                   [   ]
2 – 3 times per week              [   ]
About once per week              [   ]
About once per fortnight         [   ]
Less than once per fortnight    [   ]

15.  Do you ever play in the schoolgrounds when school has finished?

[IF YES] What do you usually do during this time?

How often would you do this? (tick box)

Almost every day                   [   ]
2 – 3 times per week              [   ]
About once per week              [   ]
About once per fortnight         [   ]
Less than once per fortnight    [   ]

16. Can you remember any activities you have used the schoolgrounds for during class time?

17. How often on average would you go outside to do schoolwork during class time? (tick)

Almost every day                   [   ]
2 – 3 times per week              [   ]
About once per week              [   ]
About once per fortnight         [   ]
Less than once per fortnight    [   ]

18. Do you like to going outside during class time? Why?

19. Would you like to go outside more during class time? What would you like to do?

Ownership

20. Do you feel proud of your schoolgrounds? Why/why not?

21. Whose responsibility is it to take care of the schoolgrounds?

22. Do you think it is important to take care of the schoolgrounds? Why?

Changes to schoolgrounds

23.  Would you like the schoolgrounds to be changed? How?

24.  Have you ever been to or seen a school where you really liked the schoolgrounds?
 [IF YES] What did you like about it?

25.  Have you ever been to or seen a school where you really disliked the schoolgrounds?
[IF YES] What didn’t you like?

26. Have you ever been to any outdoor place that you really liked? Why did you like most about this place?

27.  Please show me and describe the drawing you made of the schoolgrounds with the changes you’d like made.

28.  Would you like to participate in doing work to improve the schoolgrounds? What do you think you could do?

29. Do you have anything further you would like to add?

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP