FUN, FUN, FUN!!! AND IT'S FREE, FREE, FREE!!!
With reports of Australian children not being as active as past generations, and how this may affect our future generations, the Healthy Schools Pathways Group is organizing two FREE community 'Come and Try' Days on the Sunshine Coast.
The first day will be held on 23 February 2008 at the Noosa Aquatic Centre, Noosa Tennis Centre and Sunshine Beach State High School.
The aims of the days are to link school communities with local community groups and to showcase the myriad of creative and healthy activities available for children locally.
"With the coast attracting an ever increasing population, these Come and Try days give new residents an excellent opportunity to see what is around for their kids", says Brodie Cambourne, President of the Healthy Schools Pathways Group. "The days don't just focus on sporting activities, but also on the Arts, including groups which offer music, drama and dance.
The Noosa 'Come and Try' day will run from 10am through to 3:30pm with Registration opening at 9am. Activity Providers will conduct 1/2hr sessions in the form of clinics or workshops to give kids a taste of what their sport or activity is about. 5 sessions will run throughout the day and there will be activities for all age groups. Local bands with school-aged kids will also perform as well as dance troupes and sports aerobics groups.
Some of the groups showcasing their activities are:
• AFL Queensland,
• Adventure Spirit
• Bootkidz for Babies
• Champs Sports Aerobics,
• Energy to You (Boxercise),
• Fitness Rox,
• Helen O'Grady Drama School,
• Karate Bodokan,
• Nambour Blue Demons Hockey Club
• Noosa Aquatic Centre Learn to Swim
• Noosa Guides,
• Noosa Netball Association,
• Noosa Rowing,
• Noosa Tennis Centre,
• Noosa Waterpolo Club,
• Queensland Basketball,
• Skateboarding Australia,
• Spice Up Your Life: Bollywood Dancing,
• Stand Up Paddle Surf,
• Yoga NRG.
A number of bands formed by school-aged groups will also play on the day. These include Zaar, Spec2C, The One Two, The Strikers Vendetta and Full Static.
All families participating on the day will receive a FREE copy of the 'Keeping Kids Active: Sunshine Coast' directory, a 384 page comprehensive guide on activities available to kids on the Sunshine Coast.
"Everyone is busy and often finding activities for your kids locally can be very time consuming. 'Keeping Kids Active' makes it easy. It's also a great resource for those looking to find new activities for their kids and activities to do as a family", says Wendy Gilmour co-author of Keeping Kids Active.
"It's a good idea to introduce your children to a number of sports or other activities which will help to develop their skills and confidence over a range of activities. Specialisation in one sport or activity can come later. By offering them a range of activities you can help your child develop an active approach to life that hopefully will stay with them into their adult years," she says.
To pre-book your children into activity workshops and clinics go to the Healthy Schools Pathways website at www.healthyschools.org.au
or phone or SMS Brodie Cambourne on 0416 517 594.
Registrations will also be taken on the day from 9:00am at the Noosa Aquatic Centre.