Educators participated in a Fundamental Movement Skills workshop at Deniliquin South School on Thursday.March 12, 2014 4:15am
Back, from left) Bec Tunny, Tania Collins, Jaimie Petterwood, Mathilda Jacobs, Kim Wettenhall, Ruth Landale and Angela Coffey; (front) Sara Myatt, Brendan Pearson and Belinda Baker.
Local educators put themselves in students’ shoes on Thursday when they participated in a Fundamental Movement Skills workshop at Deniliquin South School.
Thirteen schools, early childhood education and care service providers participated in the workshop, which was coordinated by the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.
Teachers gained ideas for movement skills activities designed to make children more active.
Health promotion coordinator Brendan Pearson said engaging children in fun games and activities from an early age assists them to develop lifelong skills to enjoy physical activity in various forms.
‘‘Children and teenagers who don’t master fundamental movement skills such as sprinting, throwing and catching tend to opt out of participating in sports and physical activity later in life,’’ Mr Pearson said.
‘‘Physical activity is such a vital part of healthy living and is something that needs to be nurtured, not only by teachers and educators in schools and early childhood education services, but by parents and the wider community.
‘‘We are thrilled that over 30 teachers and educators gave up their time at the end of a busy day to enhance their skills in this area.’’
Fundamental Movement Skills workshops help to support broader healthy eating and physical activity programs in schools and early childhood education services.
It builds on the initial training teachers received for the Live Life Well at School program and Munch and Move program in early childhood centres.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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