St John’s transitions PE classes online
JUST because schools out for the Easter break and everyone is confined to their homes due to social isolation measures, doesn’t mean teachers won’t attempt to teach their students the importance of physical activity.
St John’s PE teacher, Meg Lyons has created user friendly videos for her students, and their parents so they can be active and learn new skills from the comfort of their homes.
“So after students have done their curriculum work, like Maths and English, they can spend 20-30 minutes in the afternoon being active and burn off some energy,” Ms Lyons said.
Since a young age, Ms Lyons has always been involved in sport.
“There aren’t many sports that I haven’t played,” she said.
“As a physical education teacher and sports co-ordinator – it allows me continue to develop my passion as well as educate young people the importance of physical activity.
“I love sport and I want to continue to impart that love to the children I teach.”
Students from prep to grade six, and their parents will have access to Microsoft teams to view the videos.
The videos incorporate skill development and general full-body workouts.
“The skill development involves both hand-eye and foot-eye co-ordination and go for 10-25 minutes,” she said.
“Body workout videos will have a warm up, main set and cool down like what the students do in a PE lesson.”
Ms Lyons said she has tried to limit the equipment and space required for the lessons so anyone is able to do them.
“I have also tried to include a wide variety of different exercises and skills so everyone can get involved,” she said.
“I have done some dancing videos for those creative kids so they can enjoy some PE as well.”
The videos have been uploaded from the last week of term and see be accessed via Microsoft teams.