The Smart Moves - Physical Activity Programs in Queensland State Schools is a State Government initiative involving the Department of Education, Training and Employment, the Department of Communities - Sport and Recreation and Queensland Health. Smart Moves aims to increase student participation in physical activity and to improve the quality of that activity. It is widely recognised that physical activity is essential for good health and wellbeing, enhances students' educational outcomes, supports their personal development and promotes lifelong active lifestyles.
The Smart Moves initiative is supported by the Smart Movespolicy, Smart Moves - Physical Activity Programs in Queensland State Schools which outlines the responsibilities of all schools. Planning for Smart Moves - Guidelines provides support for planning, including specific advice on the six components that schools need to address and an implementation tool which assists setting targets and reviewing the success of the initiative.
Documents and reports that support Smart Moves are available from the following links:
An evaluation of Smart Moves - Physical Activity Programs in Queensland State Schoolswas undertaken to consider which key components of the initiative have been implemented in schools and the changes that have contributed to:
This page was last reviewed on 01 Aug 2012
Relays can be conducted in a hall, on grass or on a hard surface. Using small teams (about 4) keeps more kids active. Most relays don't require special equipment and can be easily modified.
Try these to get started:
- Animal antics relay
- There and back
- Non stop relay
Dodging uses quick changes in direction to evade or chase an opponent. It can be used in activities to deceive the other person in games such as 'tag'.
Try these first:
- It's a goal!
- Snatch the flag