Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Sport Activities Open New Doors for Pupils

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Sport Activities Open New Doors for Pupils

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Byline: Zane Jackson

IT'S no secret most children prefer lunchtime sport and physical education classes than being stuck in a classroom all day.

With this in mind, Silkstone State School physical education teacher Calvin Hegvold helped set up a sports development program at the school to educate students through the medium of sport.

With the classes' academic work given a sports theme and the students given extra sport lessons, Mr Hegvold said the program had been a great success.

"We run it from Year 4 to Year 7 - it's basically for kids that are really into sport and would benefit from having a sports-focus in the classroom," Mr Hegvold said.

"They have extra PE classes and the opportunity to do more sport after school. But at the same time they are still learning the same academic curriculum as normal classes in their year. If possible, their academic work is given more of a sports theme, and along with their PE classes, it helps them focus and stay interested in the classroom. …

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