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School developed app set to revolutionise Queensland children’s activity

School developed app set to revolutionise Queensland children’s activity
February 7, 2014

A new mobile app which integrates technology with sport and physical activity is set to revolutionise the way Queensland children get fit.

Developed by teachers at the Junction Park State School the app provides tips for incorporating physical activity into everyday life and has been backed by the Queensland Government.

Queensland Minister for Recreation and Sport Steve Dickson explained "this free app delivers on our election promise to get more children and young people involved in sport and recreation.

"The Daily Physical Activity Guide app acts as a manual for teachers to show children how to make active living and learning a way of life.

"It will act as a guide for early childhood professionals, primary and secondary teachers to incorporate into their daily teaching programs."

Junction Park State School Principal Christine Wood said she was proud of the role her teachers played in bringing the app to fruition, stating "our teachers tested the technology and provided vital feedback on the requirements of a successful app, as well as featuring in the videos.

"We will certainly be using it to help provide regular and fun physical activity for our students and I'm confident that our colleagues in other schools will also see how valuable and easy the application is to use.

Queensland Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said the app would help teachers achieve better student outcomes, adding "innovations like this will really help our teachers achieve the best possible results for our kids, and ensure our education system is second to none."

The app is available for free through iTunes.

Further information is available at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au

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