Make Your Move Latrobe
The Make Your Move Latrobe project was developed to help create more vibrant, healthy and active communities across Latrobe Valley that are empowered to increase activity through knowledge and enjoyment. The program was developed by GippSport, in collaboration with the Latrobe Health Assembly and a range of community stakeholders. The first two years of the program focussed primarily on programming physical activity opportunities in Latrobe Valley workplaces. A key learning that emerged through work with the community was that a strong demand existed for children and family centred activities.
Throughout 2020–21, the program was extended and a new focus on children’s physical literacy was embedded into the project’s deliverables. To address this, the KIDDO program was launched in Latrobe Valley. KIDDO is built around the principles of physical literacy, which is about building the skills, knowledge and behaviours to lead active lives. Participants are provided with a fun and active session designed to build their confidence and skills.
Highlights of the 2020-21 period included:
- 48 workplace physical activity opportunities provided across virtual and face-to-face programming.
- 333 participants in workplace physical activity sessions, with 59% of those returning for more than one session.
- 103 KIDDO sessions delivered.
- 1,290+ children and families participated in sessions geared towards physical literacy development and took home a resource that would help them continue the habits at home. 80% of those participants returned for more than one session, continued to build their knowledge and had positive, proven outcomes.
Make Your Move has now concluded as an LHA project, but GippSport continues to deliver elements of the initiative within and beyond the Latrobe Valley.
Work is also underway at the Assembly to continue building on the learnings of this project. A working group of assembly members are currently exploring opportunities to boost physical literacy in the Latrobe Valley.
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