The Fun to Move@JC Interschool Family Fun Day was successfully held online on 4th December 2021 (Sat). Parents and children from 130 families participated in this event. Prof. Ha, the Project Lead gave an opening speech at the online event. She reminded participants of the benefits of daily physical activities, and to accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity per day through the use of the Project Sport Band.
Our professional coaches led fun exercises and interactive games that families can do at home with handy household items such as socks, cups, towels, or tissue paper, to improve their fundamental movement skills and fitness. All participating families enjoyed an active morning filled with joy and laughter! A lucky draw was held towards the end of the event. Winners will receive either a skipping rope or a mini football, designed by Fun to Move@JC. The event received positive feedback, with over 80% of participants reported in the post-event survey that the fun day helped enhance their motivation and interest towards physical activities. All participating families enjoyed an active morning filled with joy and laughter! A lucky draw was held towards the end of the event. Winners will receive either a skipping rope or a mini football, designed by Fun to Move@JC. The event received positive feedback, with over 80% of participants reported in the post-event survey that the fun day helped enhance their motivation and interest towards physical activities.
|Date:||4 December, 2021|
Fun to Move@JC online interschool event – “10-Million Steps Challenge” was successfully held on 26th November 2021. A total of 25 schools participated in the event either synchronously or asynchronously where students joined the 15-minute virtual exercise journey wearing the Project sport bands. On the event day, 6200 participants from 9 Project schools joined the online session synchronously, and collectively accumulated 1,071,741 steps. With the support from both schools and teachers, the result was encouraging. The event was also live streamed on YouTube, and recorded so that any Project schools who missed it can share the same experience at the live event.
|Date:||26 November, 2021|
On 24th of November 2021, we were delighted to conduct our first “Teacher Professional Development Fun Day” of the academic year at Sham Shui Po Government Primary School, in which we received an overwhelming response from the participating teachers. This face-to-face fun day enabled the teaching staff to take a breather from the heavy daily load of work and enjoy the benefits of physical activity through a variety of game and activities. Over 50 teachers actively participated in the event.
The event kicked off with a brief introduction of physical literacy, followed by an exciting, fun and interactive big board game - “Fun to Move Everywhere” which is designed to promote fundamental movement skills (FMS) and health-related fitness for all levels. Teachers were then arranged in groups to experience different physical fitness tests and activities on a rotation basis, aiming to improve their skills and knowledge in health as well as to enhance their physical and mental well-being. The test items included handgrip strength, shoulder flexibility, body composition, and FMS. The participating teachers were glad to be provided with the opportunity on the use of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA), and received a detailed report on personal health outcomes such as Visceral Fat Rating, Bone Mass, Muscle Mass and Metabolic Age, etc. They could also try out the Project’s FMS Rater to understand their competence of “Horizontal Jump” as it provided immediate feedback right after the skill attempt.
During the fun day, the teachers showed enthusiasm to work together and learn new things to replenish themselves. The team will continue our effort to liaise with individual Project schools to conduct “Teacher Professional Development Fun Day” in upcoming term.
|Date:||24 November, 2021|
Home-school cooperation is a vital element in promoting children’s whole-person development. Aiming at strengthening the connection and communication with the parent-teacher associations (PTAs), the Inter-school PTA Meeting was held on 8 Nov 2021. Project Leader Professor Amy HA, as the host of the meeting, briefed attendees on the project achievements, latest research findings, as well as the upcoming parent initiative (i.e. Fun to Move@JC Parent Workshop Programme 2022). During the discussion session, Ms WONG Po Yam, Principal of Po Leung Kuk Chong Kee Ting Primary School shared their school-based experience in engaging with parents. Ms Jade MOK, Vice-Chairperson of the PTA of Po Leung Kuk Lam Man Chan English Primary School, shared how their children and parents benefitted physically and socially by participating in Fun to Move@JC. Other parents also expressed their gratitude for the Project, specifically for providing great opportunities and suggestions for family exercises free of charge.
A total of 85 PTA representatives including school principals, parents, and teachers from 29 project schools attended the meeting.
|Date:||8 November, 2021|
Amid class suspension during the pandemic, PE teachers have been adapting their practices in response to contemporary learning environments and embracing digital technology in various ways to offer students choice in terms of pace, place and mode of learning. This workshop aimed to share with PE teachers on methods to promote "Blended Learning", for instance, by effective use of digital technology within PE to improve teaching effectiveness. In total, over 70 PE teachers from 26 Project schools participated in the workshop. The workshop covered three topics:
1) The concept of blended teaching and "Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge" (TPACK);
2) Example Strategies, Practice and Reflection; and
3) School Sharing and Discussion.
All participating teachers were actively involved during the workshop. We received post-event feedback directly from 61 teachers where the overall satisfaction rating on the workshop was high.
|Date:||5 December, 2021|