YM Schools - Forum Wrap Up

David (Your Move) Paddon
Your Move Schools Team

The YM Schools team were thrilled to host our first forum for 2019. We had a great turn out, including our first-ever satellite hook-up, with three schools from the City of Albany joining us remotely via video conferencing software!

The forum topic was "Connecting with Parents and Empowering Them to Make a Change", so it was exciting to see so many parent representatives in the room today. A big thank you to school champions that spread the word and encouraged parent participation.

Throughout the session, Kerry Logan from Play Australia highlighted the benefits and necessities of free play, demonstrating the need for us to create opportunities for children to learn and grow from taking some calculated risks.

We also discussed some recent research that has been published by Active Healthy Kids Australia, the Heart Foundation and the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne around the current trends of child physical activity and school travel habits.

Finally we discussed the Walking School Bus with Emma from North Morley PS and outlined a range of great activities that are available on the Your Move website right now that can help you make the most of your parent community.

All in all, it was a fun and inspiring morning at the Your Move offices, and we're already busy planning our next forum for 2019!

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Thank you very much to the Your Move team. It was a very informative morning for us. We definitely have the confidence and information we need to move ahead now with this very important program. We will hopefully have our walking school bus up and running before long.

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