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It's Your Move! Getting Students Active Presentation

On Tuesday 29 November 2011, the Physical Activity Taskforce invited school principals, teachers and representatives of school boards to an information session on how schools can help children develop the knowledge, skills and habits for lifelong healthy and active living.

The event commenced with a performance by the acro-cheerleading team, the Starmite Starz, followed by three presentations covering:

  • the major research outcomes of Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS)
  • the link between physical activity and better education outcomes;
  • the importance of the school environment for physical activity outcomes;
  • professional development for teachers (in relation to physical activity and physical education); and,
  • building a business case for prioritising physical activity.

Who is this Presentation Most Relevant To?

  • School principals
  • Representatives of school boards
  • Other education stakeholders

About the Presenters

Karen Martin, UWA Research Assistant Professor

Karen's PhD investigated children's school time physical activity and her research focus continues to be children's health. She was a chief investigator on the 2008 Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (CAPANS) and worked previously on a project investigating children's food consumption at school.    

Karen has undertaken consultancies for government agencies on the benefits of physical activity for children's physical, mental and social health, and learning. She has a keen interest on how the current culture of extended sedentary activity is impacting upon children's well-being and is passionate about creating opportunities for children to play in outdoor and natural settings.

Ross Williams, President ACHPER WA

Ross Williams has been a lecturer (Health and Physical Education) at Murdoch University for the past 7 years. Ross first joined ACHPER in 1977 and he has been on the State Board of ACHPER WA for the past 3 years and was recently elected as President.

Ross has presented at the last 4 ACHPER National Conferences and represented WA at the National ACHPER Forum in April this year.

Paul Tye, Chair, Neerigen Brook Primary School

Paul Tye is a Director of TeamWorks Australasia Pty Ltd, is Chair of Neerigen Brook Primary School Board and joined the Board of Australian Doctors for Africa in August 2009.

He has completed a Master of Education and a Master of Science (Utah) and has received numerous business and marketing awards and nominations.

Paul has extensive experience in education, project management, business development, social marketing and community – business - government partnerships, research, evaluation and sponsorship.

Paul has previously taught and lectured in the UK, Italy, the USA and Australia.

Getting Students Active - Presentation by Karen Martin

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Getting Students Active - Presentation by Karen Martin

Presentation date: 29 November 2011

The following presentation was delivered by Research Assistant Professor Karen Martin, University of Western Australia, on Tuesday 29 November 2011.

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Year published: 2011