Wednesday , November 22 2017

Sports & Recreation

Sports flooring for performance and safety

Photo: Ace Floors & Coatings.

Although many schools still struggle with funding to update sports grounds, there is a shift towards harnessing technology to develop ground coverings and large indoor spaces with flooring that is easy on the body, and incredibly versatile.

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Planning external learning curriculum

Dancing is for everybody

External learning used to mean things like swimming lessons at the local pool. Every week, we walked two abreast (holding hands with a partner) to the local oval for sport with Mr Fuller. He was always forthcoming with training tips and schedules for his favourite sports of touch football and cricket. We didn’t mind; we got ice blocks full of preservatives and colours on Wednesday afternoons in terms one and four, and we got to wear our coloured T-shirts with only bloomers. Those were the days.

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Yoga in schools for calm and concentration

Photo Courtesy of Yoga Palette

Yoga has found its way into mainstream schooling and with good reason. Stacey Nelson of Yoga Palette has been teaching yoga at a private girls school in Brisbane for the past 10 years. She said “the teachers love it, the students love it, and I loves it!” Here are her words from out there in the field.

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Synthetic surfaces ideal for multi-sport schools

In synthetic fields designed for hockey, a shock-pads reduces ball bounce

The environmental impact of the water usage involved in the upkeep of grass playing fields is considerable. As awareness increases, schools are embracing synthetic surfaces as an alternative. Many schools struggle with a shortage of suitable water provision, both in quantity and quality, to establish and maintain natural turf to a useable level over time.

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Adelaide Crows say “ready set go to school”

Sports ground in remote Australia

The Australian Federal Government is partnering with the Adelaide Crows AFL club to deliver the Ready Set Crow Project to help Indigenous children from remote South Australian communities attend school in Adelaide and develop pathways to further education.

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