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Amiens students stay active

At Amiens School, we believe that for children and teens to grow up healthy, it’s important they are physically active and eat healthy foods every day.  We are working to help our children develop habits that will last a lifetime for an active, healthy lifestyle.  We understand that this must start early in life and know that physical activity has benefits at every age.  We know that it will keep their heart and lungs strong and healthy and that they will become more flexible with greater fitness.  Besides the obvious benefits of keeping a healthy body weight, we believe that believe that general fitness improve their mood and self-esteem, and they do better in school.

As well as the usual outside play activities available to our students, which ensures that play-grounds are used frequently and extensively, we have had a focus on becoming fit for the coming school and Granite Belt athletics.  We are training for our school cross country which is being held on the last day of Term.  The school track takes the students through our lovely bush area, which makes for a more interesting trail. 

This term we are lucky to have Athletics Australia support with a Sporting Schools grant in addition to our weekly HPE time with Mr Mac.  Students have had more opportunity to practice their skills with shot put and discus with Ms Bright in her program every Thursday.

The school is participating in the Granite Belt Small School softball competition this term.  This allows our students to practice and improve their ball skills with throwing and their hand-eye coordination with those great hits when batting.  These matches are also an excellent opportunity to showcase their sportsmanship.

As well as their physical exercise, we have been fortunate to have the help of Ms Lyndell Brown from Granite Belt Neighbourhood Centre.  Amongst other professional support she offers, Lyndell is passionate about healthy eating.  We now have a weekly contribution to our school newsletter, about healthy tips for lunch boxes.

We look forward to continuing to have healthy and happy students in the classroom, playgrounds and sporting fields of Amiens School.