Accidents at school according to the type of educational event in 2015

Sports accidents
One sports accident in two occurred during ball games of various types. These were followed, by a wide margin, by gymnastics (on apparatus and mats), play on playground apparatus, track and field athletics, running games, and winter and water sports. 43% of new school sport accident pensions were due to ball games.

Accidents during breaks
The school playground was the main site of accidents occurring during breaks, accounting for approximately 70% of such accidents. The remaining accidents happened primarily in corridors, in the classroom and on steps within the school building. In the majority of cases, schoolchildren injured themselves when falling while running, chasing and playing catching games. 11% of the accidents occurring during breaks are a result of fights and scraps.

Accidents during lessons
53% of accidents during lessons occurred in day-care facilities followed by general lessons. In the majority of cases, the accidents occurring in general lessons are knock and bump accidents and falls. Concussions and injuries to the skin surface form the largest category of injuries.

Type of educational event Reportable accidents
at school
Accidents at school - new pensions
absolute share in % absolute share in %
Physical education (PE) 490,667 39.42 373 68.95
Lessons/day-care activities 329,745 26.49 44 8.13
Break 293,911 23.62 46 8.50
Travel and presence at the educational establishment 64,870 5.21 12 2.22
Special events 63,094 5.07 65 12.01
Travel outside the school premises (excluding travel to and from school) 2,290 0.18 1 0.18
Total 1,244,577 100.00 541 100.00