Physical activity across the school day is any physical activity that occurs during class time or as a before school spark activity. It can take place at any time and occur in one or more periods during the school day.
It includes integrating physical activity into Key Learning Areas, transitions from one lesson to another, as a behaviour management tool or as a strategy to refocus students before a lesson or assessment task.
Physical activity across the school day should be offered in addition to school sport and PE lessons.
Classroom physical activity can benefit students by:
- Improving their concentration and ability to stay on-task in the classroom.
- Reducing disruptive behavior, such as fidgeting, in the classroom.
- Improving their motivation and engagement in the learning process.
- Helping to improve their academic performance.
- Increasing their amount of daily physical activity.
- School Sport Unit - Thinking while Moving e-learning
- School Sport Unit - Thinking while Moving full day face to face workshop
- School Sport Unit - Thinking while Moving theory to practice face to face workshop
- Thinking while Moving in mathematics resources
- Thinking while Moving in English resources
- Thinking while Moving at home resources
Classroom energisers are short bursts of physical activities in the classroom that cause students to 'huff and puff' for 5 to 10 minutes.
Burn2Learn is an exercise program for senior students. The aim of the program is to improve students' health and fitness, sports performance, mental health and academic performance. Burn2Learn involves 2-3 sessions per week of 'high intensity interval training' (HIIT).
- School Sport Unit - Burn2Learn e-learning (available in Term 2)
- Burn2Learn activity cards (PDF 2200KB)
- Available in Term 2