how design effects behaviour ~ schoolyards

For the Hogeschool INHOLLAND I did my thesis - rewarded with 9 out of 10 - on the optimal design for school playgrounds, how can we as designers influence a more positive and active behaviour on playgrounds?  

Children's behaviour in the schoolyards differentiate according to the lay-out and the (diversity of) play elements.

The behaviour which can be influenced by a well desiged schoolyard are: the activity rate of the children, the amount of bullying, and gender-specific behaviour,

The research resulted in a shortlist of 10 essential guidelines for designing a good playground, of which I still make use.