Young Victorians Encouraged to Get a Move On For Health

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian kids more opportunities to lace up the boots, hit the dance studio or slide down to a skatepark, as part of a refreshed campaign promoting physical activity.

Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP today announced the launch of the Get Your Move On campaign in Narre Warren South, as well as the latest Active Schools grant recipient.

Get Your Move On encourages kids to engage in 15 minutes of physical activity four times a day, through activities they enjoy – like walking their dog, riding to school, or kicking a football with friends.

It is part of the broader $24.2 million Active Schools initiative ensuring all Victorians aged 5 to 18 years old have the skills, confidence and motivation to live a happy and healthy life by boosting their physical movement each day outside of school.

Active Schools supports schools to take a holistic approach to physical activity, recognising there is no single solution to shifting inactivity, and encourages kids to be active through quality physical education, quality school sport, active classrooms, active travel, active recreation and a supportive school environment.

Hampton Park Secondary College is among the 96 Victorian schools to receive $30,000 through the latest round of Active Schools Grants that assist schools with the purchase of sports equipment, upskilling of physical education teachers and engagement with local organisations and clubs to deliver sporting programs.

The grants can also be used to make classrooms more active, encourage greater active travel to and from school through bicycle education programs, upgrade playgrounds to support greater physical activity, and provide opportunities for more recreation activities such as dance, Pilates or skateboarding.

For more information on the Get Your Move On campaign, please visit: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/Pages/Get-Your-Move-On.aspx

Quote attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP

“The Get Your Move On initiative will support Narre Warren South students to find something they enjoy doing to get active. This will support their mental and physical health and boost learning outcomes.”

“Hampton Park Secondary College’s Active Schools Grant will provide extra sporting programs and initiatives for their students such as the installation of a Gaga ball pit. This is a great way of keeping our children active especially as they return to face-to-face learning and outdoor activities with their friends and sport teams.”

“The Active Schools program encourages schools to deliver active classrooms, organised sport, and recreation in various ways for the best outcomes for our students in the Education State.”

Authorised by Gary Maas, Shop 24 166 Somerville Road Hampton Park. Funded from the Parliamentary Budget.