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Getting active at school

Physical activity resources for school staff.

The Heart Foundation and physical activity in schools

The Heart Foundation knows children need to be more active. By increasing physical activity at school, and by walking or riding to school, children are better able to meet their physical activity needs.

Resources

 

Australia's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines and the Australian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines

This page contains Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for adults and older Australian’s and the Australian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years; and the Australian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Young People including links to brochures and other resources.

 

Jump Rope for Heart

Established in 1983, Jump Rope for Heart is our skipping and fundraising program run in schools throughout the year. It encourages kids to have a positive attitude towards exercise, healthy eating and heart health while raising vital funds to fight heart disease.

 

2018 report card on physical activity for children and young people

The 2018 Active Healthy Kids Australia Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Young People was developed using synthesised data from a number of national and state/territory-based surveys.

 

Sitting less guidelines for children (2011)

A fact sheet to help teachers get students up and about. 

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