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    Sporting Schools programs for primary and secondary schools are designed to have a positive influence on lifelong participation trends for sport and physical activity.

    Below are some case studies that show examples of different programs that support the aims and key goals of the primary school and secondary school grant programs, and are appropriate use of Sporting Schools funds.

     

    Primary School Case Study: Bowls

    Sporting Schools funding: $2,300
    Location: Metropolitan Western Australia
    Sport delivered: Bowls
    Total number of participants: 123
    Cost of program: $2,250

     

    Aim

    Teachers at a primary school in Perth were concerned that their Years 3 and 4 students were losing interest in traditional sports. The school decided that they would deliver a Sporting Schools program with Bowls Australia to provide a new and exciting experience for students.

    The Sporting Schools Coordinator used the Booking System to book a package through Bowls Australia.

     

    Delivery

    Junior Jack Attack Sporting Schools program
    4 x 60 minute sessions delivered during school hours, every Tuesday for four weeks
    Students from five classes of Years 3 and 4 participated
    Bowls Australia coaches (five total) delivered each session for each class
    Junior Jack Attack kit purchased

     

    How the funding was spent

    Expense Type Detail Amount (excl. GST)
    Equipment Bowls Australia - Junior Jack Attack kit $750
    Coaching delivery Bowls Australia - five coaches delivering the Junior Jack Attack program $1,300
    Program administration Sporting Schools Coordinator administration costs $200

     

    Outcomes

    The teachers immediately noticed that the students were excited about the new equipment and opportunity to explore a sport they wouldn’t normally play. Two students from the class who have physical disabilities found it easy to participate in the activities and loved playing Junior Jack Attack bowls with class mates.

    The program really boosted the school’s interest in bowls, so much so that other year groups are now using the school’s Junior Jack Attack equipment kit and activity cards.

    For more information on the Junior Jack Attack program, visit the Bowls Australia page.

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    Primary School Case Study: Softball and Baseball

    Sporting Schools funding: $2,200
    Location: Regional Victoria
    Sport delivered: Softball and Baseball
    Total number of participants: 102
    Cost of program: $2,817

     

    Aim

    A combined school in regional Victoria wanted to offer a mix of sports to their primary school aged students. The school decided to offer the Year 2 students softball and baseball during term 4; splitting them into two mixed-gender groups.

    The Sporting Schools Coordinator used the Booking System to organise Softball Victoria and Baseball Victoria to deliver their program packages.

     

    Delivery

    Aussie T-ball and Softball Batter Up programs
    5 x 45 minute sessions delivered during school hours every Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning for four weeks
    The last session was delivered at the local softball venue
    Softball Victoria and Baseball Victoria coaches delivered each session
    54 students participated in the baseball sessions and 48 participated in the softball sessions

     

    How the funding was spent

    Expense Type Detail Amount (excl. GST)
    Coaching delivery Softball Victoria – two coaches delivering the Softball Batter Up program (four sessions) $572
    Coaching delivery Baseball Victoria – two coaches delivering the Aussie T-Ball program (four sessions) $530
    Equipment Baseball Australia - Aussie T-Ball equipment kit $390
    Equipment Softball Australia - Softball regular kit $725

     

    Costs covered by the school

    Expense Type Detail Amount (excl. GST)
    Coaching delivery Softball Victoria – one coach to deliver the Softball Batter Up program (one session) $572
    Coaching delivery Baseball Victoria – one coach to deliver the Aussie T-Ball program (one session) $530
    Venue hire Hire of two diamonds at Field of Dreams $100
    Transport Transport Telford’s Coaches – return trip to Field of Dreams for fifth session $300

     

    Outcomes

    Based on the success of the delivered programs, the school decided to cover the costs of delivering a fifth session for their students at a local softball venue so that the students could play on a ‘real’ diamond.

    The school also replicated these programs for Years 3 and 4 during school in the following term. This was in addition to their Sporting Schools program.

    For more information on the softball and baseball Sporting Schools programs visit the Softball Australia or Baseball Australia page.

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    Secondary School Case Study: Rugby League

    Sporting Schools funding: $2,500
    Location: Remote Australia
    Sport delivered: Rugby League
    Total number of participants: 80

     

    Program goals

    Teachers at a Secondary School in Mount Isa were concerned about the decrease in physically active students in Years 7 and 8, girls in particular. The school also recognised that they have a large cohort of students from non-English speaking backgrounds, and wanted to engage these students in more physical activity.

    The school’s aim was to increase the awareness of physical activity, and also increase participation, particularly by girls, in their existing Rugby League extra-curricular activity offered at the school.

    The Secondary Schools Coordinator used the Sporting Schools Booking System to book a sport package with the National Rugby League (NRL). They selected the NRL League Integrated Fundamentals Training (LIFT) program, designed for secondary schools and educates teenagers about the importance of movement to enhance physical literacy. The NRL program was run over 4 sessions during the term, and involved 80 students (30 males and 50 females).

     

    Student beneficiaries

    Students in Years 7 and 8, with a focus on engaging females and students from non-English speaking backgrounds.

     

    Term delivery plan

    Sport Sport Package Sessions Participants
    NRL NRL League Integrated Fundamentals Training (LIFT) 4 80

     

    Outcomes

    The delivered NRL LIFT program provided the students with new opportunities, and the teachers immediately noticed an increase in physical activity during school breaks as students practiced what they had learnt during the NRL LIFT sessions. The school has also had a boost in participation in their existing Rugby League extra-curricular activity.

    For more information on NRL Sporting Schools programs visit the Rugby League page.

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    Secondary school case study: AFL

    Sporting Schools funding: $2,500
    Location: Metropolitan Western Australia
    Sport delivered: AFL
    Total number of participants: 70

     

    Program goals

    Teachers at a Secondary School in Perth recognised that there was a large decline in Year 7 & 8 students, particularly girls, participating in sport at school. The school also recognised that they had a large cohort of students that were struggling to meet the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day of the week. They wanted to engage all of these students in physical activity, and link them to local sporting clubs to nurture a lifelong love of sport and healthy lifestyles.

    The school’s aim was to build these student’s confidence and skills so that they felt comfortable participating in sport and physical activity.

    The Secondary Schools Coordinator used the Sporting Schools Booking System to book a sport package with the Australian Football League (AFL). They selected the AFL9s program, designed for secondary schools and can be modified to suit the skill level of students, developing motor and coordination skills while participating in a team sport. The AFL9s program was run over 5 sessions during one term and involved 35 males and 35 females.

    The school also purchased the AFL Secondary Schools equipment pack to enhance their resources for the existing weekly AFL activity within the school.

     

    Student beneficiaries

    Students in Years 7 and 8, with a focus on engaging females and inactive students.

     

    Term delivery plan

    Sport Sport Package Sessions Participants
    AFL AFL9s 5 70

     


    Outcomes

    The school noticed an immediate increase in interest in AFL, particularly from the girls. The delivered AFL9s program provided students with more confidence and motivation to participate in sport, and school staff noticed the increased numbers of students taking part in the existing weekly AFL activity during lunch breaks.

    Through the AFL Community Football Coordinator and the coach that delivered AFL9s, the school has also been able to assist students in exploring joining local AFL clubs to play.

    For more information on AFL Sporting Schools programs visit the AFL page.

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