Sports Report, 28 April 21
Radford had 38 students representing the College at the ASC Athletics Carnival at the AIS Track last Thursday. Check out this video of Ashby Sullivan jumping 1.95m to beat the school Open High Jump record. Students successful in qualifying for the ACT Carnival to be held on Tuesday 14 September will be notified in Term 3.
Fundamental Movement Co-Curricular Program
By Faye Robertson, Program Co-ordinator
This week saw the launch of the Sports Department’s Fundamental Movement Co-Curricular Program (K-2). Around 150 of our youngest students participated in an assortment of activities over Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. In this program our students explore and develop fundamental movement skills: Locomotor (travelling); Manipulative (object control); and Stability (balance). On Wednesday afternoon there is a ‘Court-Sport’ theme, where our students begin to discover and learn the building block movements and skill sets for Netball, Basketball and Volleyball. On Thursdays, there is a focus on ‘Football Codes’ such as Rugby, Soccer and AFL. It is well supported that children in (K-2) benefit most from multi-sport fundamental skill and movement coaching, improving dexterity and physical literacy (Chedzoy, 2015). The coaches and co-ordinating team are excited about our grassroots-program and look forward to nurturing future sporting stars and lifelong love for movement and sport.
Chedzoy, S. (2015). The Development of the Physical Education Curriculum in Primary Schools in the United Kingdom. In G. Griggs (Ed.) Understanding Primary Physical Education, Routledge London.