Free Physical Literacy workshops across Western Australia

KIDDO: Building the capacity of early childhood educators and sporting coaches to deliver physical literacy programs to children aged 3-8 years in rural and remote Australia.

SUMMARY

KIDDO with the support of Sport Australia, is travelling across Western Australia offering free workshops on its children physical literacy program. We are travelling to eight rural and remote locations, helping to raise awareness, knowledge and implement the program across schools, early child care centres and sporting environments.
 

We will be holding 1 1/2 - 2 hour workshops in the following locations this October and November. All local early childhood educators and carers, sport and recreation organisations and community members interested in improving the physical literacy of children aged 3-8 years of age are invited to attend. See the link below to register ASAP, places are limited.

  • Albany 
    • Monday 28th October, 4:00pm-5:30pm, UWA Albany campus, 35 Sitrling Tce, Albany
    • Tuesday 29th October, 6:15pm-7:45pm, Goodstart Early Learning, Albany
  • Busselton (& surrounds)
    • Wednesday 16th October, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Dunsborough Primary School
    • Thursday 17th October, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Goodstart Early Learning, Margaret River
  • Geraldton 
    • Monday 21st October, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Geraldton Primary School
    • Tuesday 22nd October, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Geraldton Primary School
  • Kalgoorlie 
    • Wednesday 23rd October, 6:15pm-8:00pm Goodstart Early Learning, Somerville
    • Thursday 24th October, 3:30pm-5:30pm, O'Connor Primary School
  • Karratha 
    • Monday 28th October, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Karratha Leisureplex
    • Tuesday 29th October, 6:00pm-7:30pm, One Tree Millars Well
  • Port Hedland 
    • Wednesday 30th October, 4:00pm-5:30pm, JD Hardie Centre
    • Thursday 31st October, 6:00pm-7:30pm, One Tree Len Taplin
  • Marble Bar 
    • Monday 4th November, 3:30pm-5:00pm, Marble Bar Primary School
  • Nullagine 
    • Wednesday 6th November, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Nullagine Primary School
  • Newman
    • Thursday 7th November, Every Club Network meeting

 

Register now:

 http://kiddo.edu.au/registration

 


Our goal is to engage with as many key stakeholders as possible from the local communities, so following their completion of these workshops the attendees will be involved in a free twelve month program with KIDDO.  

Workshop attendees will receive:

  • Online professional development in physical literacy
  • Support to deliver the KIDDO program utilising our virtual training centres resources:
    • Activity database
    • Design your own session portal
    • Extensive suite of lesson plans
    • Skill information and video tutorials
    • Movement assessment portal
  • Ongoing support from one of our KIDDO experts.
  • A second free follow-up face-to-face workshop in February 2020
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    ABOUT PHYSICAL LITERACY


    Only one in three children achieve the recommended level of daily physical activity. A key factor in ensuring lifelong participation in physical activity is the development of physical literacy. Physical literacy is the skills, confidence and motivation to be active. Due to the lack of opportunity and instruction children are increasingly failing to develop the basic building blocks of movement including; running, throwing, catching, jumping and balancing – these are the fundamental movement skills (FMS).

    Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services and Primary Schools are important settings for physical literacy development as they provide structured environments for physical activity, the development of FMS and active play. Significant improvements in children’s FMS have been reported after educators receive appropriate training.

    The UWA, KIDDO program (www.kiddo.edu.au) provides evidence based physical literacy programs and resources for educators, parents and children. KIDDO has a focus on building the capacity of educators through providing them with the skills, knowledge and confidence as well as
    supporting resources to deliver physical literacy programs.


    SIGNIFICANCE & OUTCOMES


    This project will build the capacity and provide supporting resources for early childhood educators in rural and remote Australia to develop and deliver physical literacy programs to their students. With the help of our partners, by the end of this project we aim to have significantly grown the knowledge and understanding of childrens physical literacy, as well as exponentially increasing its delivery across WA. We are hoping that our virtual training centre and assessment portals will be valuable resources, which will continue to provide benefit to educators and children across Australia for many years.

    This Sport Australia Participation Grant will help ensure children develop the skills, confidence and knowledge to be active in early childhood early in life so that physical activity becomes a habit and priority for the whole of life.

    For further information regarding this project please contact:


    Amanda Derbyshire, KIDDO Program Director
    Tel: 6488 1378 E: Amanda.derbyshire@uwa.edu.au W: www.kiddo.edu.au