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
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