Active School Week (ASW) is about providing FUN and INCLUSIVE physical activity opportunities for ALL members of the school community. It is also a great way to make students and their families more aware of the physical activity opportunities available to them in their local communities
Staff and students have set themselves the challenge to walk 2500 KM this week in our school. A huge number of students are very engaged in sports but many are not. We want everyone to get out and GET ACTIVE this week. We hope that students, teachers and all staff will walk at least 1KM around our new walking path, suring the school day, with many clocking up a lot more to help us reach our 2500 KM target. Teachers will register the distance walked with their classes and students can register any distances they have walked individually. We need everyone’s effort to reach the target. While a central aim of this project is to get active and improve our health, we hope that there is a strong numeracy element and cross curricular dimension to the project. Students have already used trundle wheels to measure the distance to the front door and around our walking path. Transition Year students have been involved in advertising and promoting this event. We expect that pulses will be measured, times will be taken and calculations such as average speed will be calculated.
We encourage students to bring a jacket to school, if the weather is cold or damp.