Shuttle Time in Sydney’s Northern Suburbs
Image: Teachers completing a Shuttle Time teacher training course in Northern Sydney.
Forestville Montessori School is the latest school to add badminton to its sports program, with students enjoying the benefits of the sport in Term 3.
A teacher from the North Sydney school, Tamlin Howard, was one of a group of ten teachers who took part in a Shuttle Time teacher training course held in partnership with the NSW Department of Education and Training Sport Unit in May.
Mr Howard has since delivered fun Shuttle Time lessons to students at Forestville Montessori School under the Sporting Schools program.
Shuttle Time is a schools badminton program implemented in over 107 countries. Its resources help teachers of all backgrounds learn how to plan and deliver fun, safe and enjoyable badminton lessons for groups of children.
Teachers across Australia can be supported and approved to deliver Shuttle Time, especially if they are in regional or remote areas where coaches are not usually accessible.
Through its eight member state/territory associations, Badminton Australia also offers Shuttle Time coaching courses for teacher professional development if they are seeking formal education.
Sporting Schools is a $160 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport, before, during and after school. Want to run a Badminton program at your school? Check out all the details on the Badminton Australia page.