Program helps kids get active

MORE children who are enrolled in holiday and outside-of-school-hours care programs in Ipswich and the Somerset region are set to get active with the Australian Sports Commission’s successful Playing for Life Kit.

Federal Member for Blair, Shayne Neumann welcomed the announcement the Playing for Life kit and staff training would be provided to 14 Outside School Hours Care services in Ipswich and the Somerset region.

The Playing for Life kit is part of the Australian Government’s Active After School Care program, which provides school-age children with access to sport and other physical activity programs after school.

“The Australian Government is strongly committed to supporting high quality care services that help all our children to discover the benefits of a happy, healthy and active lifestyle,” Mr Neumann said.

“The Playing for Life kit is designed to engage and motivate primary school aged children to participate in physical activity regardless of their level of ability and will be a great boost to schoolkids in Blair.”

The kits are designed to engage children in physical activities and to develop links between local community organisations and sporting and recreation clubs.



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