Participation is a core value for school health promotion. Evidence shows positive effects of student participation in health promotions in schools, on student's increased satisfaction, motivation, ownership, skill level, competencies, knowledge, personal development,  and influence on perspective.

Also, the school as an organization benefits from student participation.

Students' involvement in school-health promotion is valued negative at the individual level if the student feels ignored or not taken seriously, or the students' experience that participation is too challenging or at the programme level if the number of programme users is too small or there is an absence of dissemination.

Griebler, U., D. Rojatz, V. Simonvska, R. Forster (2014): Effects of student participation in school health promotion: a systematic review. Retrieved 21 November 2018, from

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