What is Transform-Us!?
Transform-Us! is an initiative to get children moving more and sitting less. It includes a mix of educational, behavioural and environmental approaches to promote physical activity at school and at home. To find out more click here.
Can I invite my child's school?
Yes- Absolutely! If your child attends a Victorian primary school and you would like to get your child’s school or teacher involved in Transform-Us! you can send them an invite using our email template.
Please check with your child's teacher first that your child’s school or teacher isn’t already registered with Transform-Us!
Simple ideas to get your child moving more and sitting less
We understand it has been a very challenging year for families. We also know being active has a positive impact on our physical and mental health. Therefore, moving more and sitting less has never been more important.
The Transform-Us! Parent newsletters provide age appropriate practical suggestions to empower parents to encourage and support their children to move more and sit less.
It doesn't have to be complicated or take a lot of preparation. Try these ideas at home....
Put a tub of equipment at the back door
Create an obstacle course using things you have lying around the house
Why is Transform-Us! needed?
Research shows that children have better learning and academic achievement when lessons are delivered in an active way. Active classrooms may also help children who find it difficult to concentrate when they sit for too long. There are many physical, mental and social benefits of children moving more and sitting less throughout the day. Find out more here.
Higher levels of physical activity and reduced sitting can:
Maximise their bone and muscle strength and physical fitness
Improve children’s social skills, self-confidence and self-esteem