The programme is fantastic and has been a wonderful inspiration to the pupils within school. We have seen the results for each pupil from the start of the programme and every pupil has improved their fitness when retested at the end of the programme.
The quality of coaching is very high, the fitness activities are varied and well prepared and most importantly the children really enjoy participating. There is a noticeable improvement in the pupils overall fitness, their flexibility and willingness to exercise.
The school community of St. Patrick’s Derrynaseer are fully in favour of this very beneficial programme. Participation in it this year has enthused the most reluctant of our children to become actively engaged in physical activity. At the start of this school year, in my own class, 3 children were able to run a mile within the given 10 minute time slot. Yesterday, 20 from 25 of the children completed the mile while the others completed a significant proportion of it.
This programme encourages all children to take part, including those children who may be reluctant to take part in PE. There is a sense of personal achievement and each child has his/her own goals to achieve.
Without doubt ‘The Healthy Kidz’ project has been one of the most beneficial projects to come into schools in years. Not only are pupils enthusiastic in their approach to physical exercise but their attention in class has improved immensely. The Healthy Kidz programme should be an integral part of the curriculum as its impact is clearly being felt in all aspects of the curriculum.
Many of my children who were previously uncomfortable with competitive PE games really enjoyed the individual challenge it provided. The programme has a place in any school where healthy lifestyles are promoted.
The Healthy Kidz Programme has been delivered with such professionalism by trained coaches who are knowledgeable and skilled in this specific field of physical development. This has been one of the most successful, enjoyable and beneficial schemes introduced for physical education to date and our hope would be that this will continue to be delivered.
I have recognised my less able pupils within physical areas wanting to take part in more PE lessons, and as a result developing a more positive approach to physical activity. The Healthy Kidz coaches are fantastic role models for the children to learn from; positivity and encouragement are key factors in the enjoyment of the programme.
The results in testing showed great improvements and it made children very aware of the different areas they were developing.
My Year 6 class thoroughly enjoyed the programme. It was challenging, motivating and at the right level for my class. As a teacher I noticed an improvement in the children’s physical capabilities and their attitude to both PE and classwork.
As a teacher, I feel that the Healthy Kidz programme is very beneficial to my pupils. The children are well motivated and highly engaged during each weekly session. The coaching is well managed and the set-up is fast-flowing and easy to follow. Also, the activities for each focus area are different each week which ensures that the children do not lose interest at any stage.