ACHPER has released the exciting new ‘Play 5’ resource for use in lower to middle primary schools. Developed by the University of Notre Dame and funded by Telstra the purpose of the resource is to increase physical activity levels through a cross curriculum approach.
The resource promotes the notion of students being involved in 10-15 minute bouts of physical activity, approximately 5 times a day in school and play time. It will include information for teachers, student diaries, equipment, playground markings, activity cards and parent information.
The resource has been very well researched and it is compatible with the Curriculum frameworks and syllabuses of the States and Territories and the National Guidelines for physical activity produced by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. This is an innovative resource full of ideas for the classroom as well as recess and lunch time.(Accessed from publisher).