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ActewAGL Swing Into Life Program is a joint initiative between ActewAGL and BFIRM with support from the ACT Government as part of their Healthy Weight Initiative. It focuses around six key pillars: teamwork, communication, leadership, confidence, healthy living and community. ActewAGL Swing Into Life Program allows for students to develop key skills that will allow them to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle.
As a part of the program, schools and students are invited to participate in an activity course which includes a number of different obstacles and activities that encourage students to work as a team and overall build confidence whilst being physically active. The course will be adjusted to suit the needs and ages of all students to make sure that it is done in a safe and fun environment and the course has links to the Australian Curriculum.
Year Group: Year’s 2 to 11*. The course will be adjusted and tailored to suit the needs of any
student’s age groups. (*Each group to have no more than a 2 year level variance across participants.)
Group Size: Groups are restricted to a maximum number of 50 participants per session
Time Frame: 90 minute structured program, including instructional, pratical and reviewing elements across a range of obstacle course and problem solving tasks.
When: Sessions can take place Monday – Tuesday – Thursday across 3 session times.
(1) 9.30 – 11:00 am (2) 11:00am – 12.30pm (3) 12.30 – 2:00pm During Term 2 & 3 2017.
Wednesdays across 2 session times – (1) 9.30 – 11:00 am (2) 11:00am – 12.30pm
You can check the session availability calendar here.
Cost: FREE. The program costs are covered by ActewAGL (up to a maximum of 50* students per school [ 1 session of 50 students] ) Schools however must arrange their own transport
*If you have more than 50 students then please get in touch to discuss the options available.
Location: All sessions take place @ BFIRM’s Outdoor Activity Centre
Cnr Narrabundah Ln & Jerrabomberra Av, SYMONSTON ACT
You can find us here on Google Maps
What to bring: Drink bottle and a change of clothes. There is a toilet block available onsite for changing at the end of the session.
Safety: All activities are conducted by qualified program trainers and full course risk assessments are available for group organisers.
How do I register?:
Swing Into Life group organisers can get their Swing Into Life Participant Waiver form here
****Dont forget to access the RESOURCES PAGE for a range of downloadable program pdfs****
What teachers have to say about the Swing Into Life program.
“It’s a program that teaches them that exercise and good habits can be fun as well as healthy. I think all the students showcased a high level of teamwork that will be brought back to school. I feel the benefits of this program will be life long and help all students who participate in it. The students loved it. One student wasn’t confident in his ability to complete activities but he succeeded and was shocked that the other students who were leading and helping him through the session. It was inspiring to see the change in some students who don’t normally take on leadership roles.”
– Abby Slater, Teacher, Gold Creek High School
“The Swing Into Life Program has become a very valuable and popular resource for Campbell High School and our staff, students and parents are greatly appreciative. It is rare to find such a flexible and fun fitness program that students consistently want to be a part of and we plan to access this program frequently throughout next term. We are looking to make it a part of our annual Health and PE Week, to give more of our students a chance to attend. This program and resource is invaluable to the Canberra community and I would once again, like to thank all that are involved.”
– Ash Carter, Teacher, Campbell High School
“I am writing to you on behalf of Badgers Boys Education Program at Mt Stromlo High School to thank you and your team for running us through your amazing obstacle course. The boys loved getting down and muddy through multitude of challenges they had the opportunity to experience the day, and have been speaking about it ever since. We would also like to extend our thanks to ActewAGL for supporting the ‘Swing into life’ program that made it possible for the boys to participate in this fantastic opportunity.”
– Martin Desmet, Teacher, Mount Stromlo High School
Want more information then you can get in touch via the details below.
The Swing Into Life Program contributes to the ACT Government’s Healthy Weight Initiative. For more information on the Healthy Weight Initiative, please go to: www.act.gov.au/healthyliving.