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Comprehensive school-based programme that promotes health & regular physical activities


This initiative’s fundamental is to a child’s wellbeing. Together, we are making them healthier. Parents, teachers and students are creating health promoting changes at school through Millennium Schools Fitness Programme. Together, we are working to ensure that schools are providing students with healthy environment, nutritious food, opportunities for physical activity and lessons that support lifelong healthy habits. Lessons learned in class can shape how students approach health and wellness. Fitness Programme helps teachers make sure those lessons are healthy ones. It is a professional development program to help teachers integrate nutrition and fitness into everyday subjects, while meeting school standards.


Objective


Make healthy habits a routine part of how kids learn. Millennium Healthy Schools Campaign created Fitness programme by observing classrooms. It equips teachers with a simple, creative approach to education and classroom management that makes wellness a priority. It engages students in creating visual representations such as graphs of the number and types of healthy foods eaten during lunch.This programme encourages the students to stay active throughout the school day and to review any subject in an active way. The combined effect is an inspiring yet practical programme designed to support teachers and engage students.


Impact


Healthy Students; with on-the-ground professional development in Millennium Schools and forthcoming resources for educators across the system, Millennium fitness programme is changing the way we think about wellness in the classroom, one simple shift at a time. Parents have also been excited to see how enthusiastic their children are about health-related activities like creating grocery lists and helping pick healthy food options.

We ensure that our school provides students with healthy environment, nutritious food and opportunities for physical activity and lessons that support lifelong healthy habits. RMS Physical education plays a critical role in educating the student. Research supports the importance of movement in educating both mind and body. Physical education at Millennium Schools contribute directly to the development of physical competence and fitness. It also helps students to make informed choices and understand the value of leading a physically active lifestyle.

The benefits of Millennium Physical Education affect both academic learning and physical activity patterns of students. The healthy, physically active student is more likely to be academically motivated, alert, and successful. In the preschool and primary years, active play may be positively related to motor abilities and cognitive development. As children grow older and enter adolescence, physical activity may enhance the development of a positive self-concept as well as the ability to pursue intellectual, social and emotional challenges. Throughout the school years, quality physical education can promote social, cooperative and problem solving competencies. Quality physical education programs in Millennium schools are essential in developing motor skills, physical fitness and understanding of concepts that foster lifelong healthy lifestyles.

Millennium School Fitness Programme is unique to the school curriculum as the only program that provides students with opportunities to learn motor skills, develop fitness and gain understanding about physical activity. The Millennium School Fitness program enables students to learn about all of the benefits gained from being physically active as well as the skills and knowledge to incorporate safe, satisfying physical activity into their lives.