"Giving students the knowledge and skill to play safely ... ANYWHERE!"
Olympic Fun & Fitness - one of the oldest running gymnastics clubs in Western Australia.
What is PlaySafe?
PlaySafe is a movement and skill-based physical education program designed specifically for Primary Schools.
Students come to our venue (preferred initially) and we come to schools to teach students what they need to know to successfully, and safely, navigate play-ground spaces and each other.
A question-based movement class
We teach children important safely lessons in real time by setting a question and then tailoring the movement class around discovering the answer.
In this way we're able to engage the full spectrum of pedagogical styles with obvious learning benefits.
Students learn invaluable lessons about the playground, playing with others in confined spaces and the limitations of their growing body.
Here's are just a few important questions from the syllabus:
We’ve been hosting schools at Olympic (and visiting schools) for a while and one of the biggest needs we’ve identified is that kids need to learn to be critical thinkers when using the play-ground.
As you can see from the video, playgrounds have changed A LOT over time but there has been recent (and interesting) shift in playground environments.