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Unit 2 – Health Benefits of Physical Activity

Lessons 7 – 8 : Promoting Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Learning Intention

The students will plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing by proposing and implementing opportunities to increase their physical activity levels at school and home.

Activity A

Recap the previous lessons within the unit. Discuss some of the opportunities that they have to participate in physical activity.

Recap the previous lesson on Preventative Health, and ask the question: How much physical activity should a child your age participate in? Allow the students time to consider their response and their reasons prior to asking them to respond and providing them with the answer.

Activity B

Show the short video ‘Are You Active Enough?’

Discuss the fact that “In NSW, only about a quarter of children aged between 5 and 15 years do at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Boys in Years 6, 8 and 10 are more active than girls, however physical activity declines with age.”

(Taken from Healthy Kids website.)

Brainstorm possible reasons for the above fact.

Activity C

Using the Get Physical (U2L7-8R2) worksheet, ask students to apply their knowledge of physical activity to convince peers to become more active. The students will do this by writing a speech that could be delivered to school students at an assembly to persuade them to increase their physical activity.

Activity D

As a conclusion to this lesson, ask the students will complete a goal setting worksheet (U2L7-8R1), whereby they set short-term goals to increase their activity participation levels. Students should include a daily balance between physical activity, work, rest and relaxation.