Inspirational Future Directions Survey winners
We were amazed by the innovative initiatives schools and teachers have been implementing to get children moving.
The best responses from each state have WON a $1000 HART Sport equipment voucher for their school.
Here are just a few ways our winning schools are making a BIG difference to the physical activity habits of children around the country.
‘Our school has developed a 12-month, K-2, gross motor program which specialises in the fundamental movement skills of locomotor, ball skills, and striking. Each Monday our junior school, as well as Introductory English Unit, participate in this program, which is run in conjunction with specialised PE lessons. The program was developed by the PE teacher to help teachers who were not PE trained, to run safe and effective skill-based lessons.’
- Wanniassa Hills Primary School, ACT
‘We have started a Lorne Board Riders Club focused on the recreational activities that are in our area, based on the environment, resources and students we have. We are developing a program that helps increase the likelihood of students confidence and lifelong adoption of activities, based on where they live and what they have access to here.’
- Lorne P-12 College, VIC
‘At our school a big emphasis is placed on physical literacy and competence within the foundation movements. Students are included in the planning and running of lessons to assist them in understanding why physical activity is important.’
- Stuart Park Primary School, NT
‘As part of their academic program, older students must provide stimulating physical education opportunities for the younger students. This has included learn to swim, gymnastics, parkour, skateboarding, scootering, unicycle lessons, juggling and acrobatics.’
- Peregrine School, TAS
‘We created a before-school running club to promote cardiovascular strength and endurance. We mapped out a 500m course, which allows participants to tally each lap at a recording station. Once students accomplish 15kms, 50kms, 100kms, 150kms, they are awarded a certificate. We have also mapped our distance as a whole school to see how far we have travelled.’
- Creaney Primary School, WA
‘We run lunchtime activities to fit in with world events, (ie Commonwealth Games). We held two or three different activities each lunchtime over two weeks. Some of the sports the students organised, held training for and ran, including the umpiring of netball and basketball round robin competitions.’
- Blackwood Primary School, SA
‘NSW Wheelchair sports held a roadshow at our school during Term 4. All students enjoyed taking part in the wheelchair basketball session. Alongside this we have supported one of our students with cerebral palsy to gain access to a sports wheelchair for use during sport and PE lessons.’
- St Bernard's Catholic Primary School, NSW
‘We incorporate sporting events such as fishing, bike riding and nerf war and a disco, as rewards for our annual reading challenge. Some students fished across the road at the local weir, while others went on a 14k ride around the dirt tracks. All students also participated in an hour long nerf war, running and rolling across the paddocks. Previous challenges have included travelling 3 hours to go trampolining and bowling.’
- Drillham State School, QLD
What is your school doing to create healthy, active environments for children?
Share your stories and tips with us – so we can encourage more students to #findtheir30!