WRAS visits St Joseph’s

WRAS visited St Josephs in Condobolin last week.By Dominic Geiger

St Joseph’s Condobolin students have been improving their gross motor skills recently thanks to a visit from the Bathurst based Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS).

Gross motor skills include activities such as jumping and running and can play a major role in a child’s physical development.

A lack of proper gross motor skills development can lead to disadvantages in a child’s classroom learning ability.

Brett Coxsedge, Sports Development Manager at WRAS, said it was important to teach young students gross motor skills because many schools in the region don’t have specialist P.E teachers.

“The program is called Sports Play: Just Do It Right, and is focussed on primary school students,” he said.

“We teach the fundamentals of basic movement, for example, how to run, jump, throw and catch properly.

“We’re also here to show P.E teachers the best way to teach these skills.

“The idea is to get kids out of their seats, running around and having some fun.”

Brett said the Condobolin students had been wonderful to work with.

“We came out last year to the Public School and the kids here are very responsive, well behaved and they seem to really enjoy themselves,” he said.


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