Other Cool Programmes
Can a school ever have too many options when it comes to improving the health and fitness of our youth? We think not.
Here’s a few we have found on our journeys relevant to this 10+ age group, and which are mostly provided online, so have more of a global applicability. Word of warning, we haven’t tried all of these ourselves.
For more ideas check out our Research and Insights page where we mention Burn2Learn, some walking programmes and a few other interesting efforts that are still in trial phase.
Drop us a line if you are aware of other ones we can include.
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- M3 – Mindfulness for Children – Includes breathing techniques, movements with elements of Yoga and Māori stories all downloadable in 10 videos.
- Māori Movement – Not specifically designed for children but well suited to them. Lots of free videos all sprinkled with meaning and stories.
- Yulunga Traditional Indigenous games – over 100 traditional Indigenous Australian games created to provide all Australians with an opportunity to learn about, appreciate and experience aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
- Tai Chi for Kids -A 1 hour video to help develop concentration and co-ordination.
- Born To Move – A Les Mills programme and requires deliverers to be trained up so a few more hurdles, but a good one for your keen bean PE teachers to look into.
- Hot Chocolate Breathing – And other neat named mindful movements from Louise Shanagher
- Dr Cam – Leader in the application of genetics and epigenetics, has a programme for parents to use with their children. Dr Cam is a highly engaging presenter for schools, parents and teachers.
- Fitter Future – Online videos for use in primary school classroom. Looks to be hugely successful in the UK.
- Paul Zientarski – Zientarski turned 19,000 students into the fittest and smartest in the US! His programmes were the subject of SPARK by Dr John Ratey and two TEDx talks. Zientarski, a huge advocate of brain breaks, had students do exercise before the subjects they were struggling in. Their school skyrocketed into No.1 in science and no.6 in Maths, across the world!