A new mobile app which integrates technology with sport and physical activity is set to revolutionise the way children get fit.
Minister for Recreation and Sport Steve Dickson said the Daily Physical Activity Guide app provided tips for incorporating physical activity into everyday life.
“This free app delivers on our election promise to get more children and young people involved in sport and recreation,” Mr Dickson said.
“The Daily Physical Activity Guide app acts as a manual for teachers to show children how to make active living and learning a way of life.
“It will act as a guide for early childhood professionals, primary and secondary teachers to incorporate into their daily teaching programs.”
Junction Park State School Principal Christine Wood said she was proud of the role her teachers played in bringing the app to fruition.
“Our teachers tested the technology and provided vital feedback on the requirements of a successful app, as well as featuring in the videos,” Ms Wood said.
“We will certainly be using it to help provide regular and fun physical activity for our students and I’m confident that our colleagues in other schools will also see how valuable and easy the application is to use.
Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said the app would help teachers achieve better student outcomes.
“Innovations like this will really help our teachers achieve the best possible results for our kids, and ensure our education system is second to none,” he said.
Mr Dickson said the app was free to the public for download through iTunes and encouraged the general public to use it and embrace physical activity.
“We want to get more people, more active, more often, which is why the Newman Government introduced the Get in the Game initiative,” he said.
“Through three funding programs worth $47.8 million, Get in the Game is providing clubs with better equipment and facilities and giving children who might not otherwise be able to afford it the opportunity to play sport.”
Further information is available at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au or telephone 1300 656 191