Fitness Fun

This morning, the grade four students were scheduled to participate in an hour of tabloid sports outside, which was organised by the grade six P.E elective group.

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate and it started pouring with rain just as we were about to head out! Instead, we made our way to the LINC (our school gym) for some indoor fitness with our P.E teacher, Mr Hair.

Watching the big screen, the first challenge was for students to complete a fitness routine using the website Fitness Blender. The instructor modelled each exercise and the students followed his moves. The workout included sets of four different excercises:

  • Burpees
  • Side lunges
  • Push Ups
  • Jumping lunges.

We started at 10 repetitions for each exercise and decreased it by one each time. We definitely worked up a sweat by the end!

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Afterwards, Mr Hair put Just Dance on the screen and students showed off their dancing skills whilst following the actions on the screen. There was lots of singing, dancing and fun!

Here are some photos of the students enjoying their morning of fitness!

It was great to see every single student in 4KJ particpating and having fun, while working on their fitness!

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What did you enjoy about our morning fitness session?

What is your favourite kind of exercise?

Why is it important to exercise?

Swap It, Don’t Stop It!

4KM and 4KJ are enjoying our new term topic, Healthy Choices.

Last week we learnt about an Australian government initiative called the Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents in Australia. We know it is important to eat a balanced diet with foods from all of the different food groups.

Yesterday we learnt about another campaign the Australian government is running. Swap It, Don’t Stop It is a national program aimed to help Australians make healthy food and exercise swaps.

It’s all about swapping some of the things you do now with healthier choices.

The Swap It, Don’t Stop It website has a lot of excellent advice about making healthy choices.

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What is your “swap it, don’t stop it” idea?

How do you stay fit and healthy?