A playful new exercise program at Heathcote pre-school is laying the foundation for healthy lives.BARBARA SUNGAILA May 16, 2014 3:10am
Akira Dooley, Daniel Close, Elise Pringle have fun improving their co-ordination and fitness. Photo: submitted
Heathcote pre-school students were balancing, catching and dancing during their first Kelly Sports class last Wednesday.
The program, sponsored by local businesses and community groups, will run all term on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Teacher Carly Gardner said it would prove very popular with the children.
‘‘The skills they learn over a term are amazing,’’ Mrs Gardner said.
‘‘Their co-ordination, interaction and learning develops each class, but they don’t realise it’s happening at the time.’’
Mrs Gardner said the program also helped prevent child obesity.
‘‘The fitness component is very important,’’ she said.
‘‘Our message to the community was to show how much of a problem child obesity is in Australia and they’ve responded by sponsoring the program.’’
Heathcote Lions, Heathcote Health, Todd Property and Heathcote Junior Football Netball Club helped fund the program.
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