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By Eric Said, Movement Specialist/PT National Educator
on Wednesday, 1 April 2020
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Fitness Embassy® and the Creative Kids Voucher:

 

Maintaining NESA educational standards including assessment are no easy feat for any school community during a nation-wide roll-out and delivery of learning at home within the distance learning environment amid COVID-19. 

We recognise the hard work of medical and health care sectors for administering the treatment and management of disease, however, we need to also stand up and applaud the work of our school personnel including principals, teachers, admin and teacher support staff, school counsellors.

School aged children 5 to 12 years are required to participate in 1 hour of daily moderate to vigorous physical activity to maintain good health1.

Encouraging children to be physically active every day during distance learning will now become a challenge, as they are confined to the dining table or bedroom desk setting that may extend for months.

To nurture well-being within our current climate and unprecedented time is vital. To achieve this, children must experience 4 key factors including:-

  1. Leadership, and
  2. Culture from the school community
  3. Positive environment
  4. Circulation and the body

To encourage children to sit less and to move more can be achieved through the expression of dance. Dance is a universal language that does not discriminate, as it is with the hope that it creates an encouraging home learning environment for all children.

Kidz Crew is an online dance portal designed by teachers for primary school children aged 5 to 12 years and is free when the NSW Creative Kids Voucher is redeemed.

It consists of bite-size pre-recorded choreography aimed towards children of beginner to moderate skill levels to increase fine and gross motor development while mirroring the instructor. Kidz Crew can be accessed at any time of day.

The program is specifically designed for Creative Arts K-6 NSW Syllabus for Dance - Stages 1, 2, and 3. The portal enables children to have the ability to perform, compose their own, and appreciate hip-hop dance while completing 4 dance routines to music.

It allows children to build their self-confidence, as each class is a progression of the previous class, and children can learn at their own pace.

Please contact Fitness Embassy’s Learning Coordinator Janine Cameron on 02 8889 2840 for personal use or School licence offers.    

https://kidzcrew.com.au/

 

 

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

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/benefits-of-physical-activity-for-children [Date accessed 30.03.2020]

Kidz Crew comply with The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) instructor licence requirements for the public music display of music to accompany each choreography. Children has every right to view Kidz Crew on any projector/television, computer or mobile device.

 

Author -

Eric Said, Movement Specialist/PT National Educator