GETTING KIDS ACTIVE
We want to make moving more and sitting less, super easy and fun for school aged children. We want being active every day to become second nature.
Why? That’s easy. The stats confirm that in Australia, 9 out of 10 young people aged 13-17 don’t move enough and children aged 5-12 should accumulate at least 60minutes of physical activity every day.
Being physically active every day and promoting a healthy body and mind helps children to grow and develop now, while reducing the risk of developing certain diseases later in life – including bowel cancer.
Kay-A-Day is designed to encourage kids of all ages to walk or run just one kilometre a day for 21 days – in total, the same distance as a half marathon.
There are many opportunities to sit. We need to find the time to move!
Getting involved with Kay-A-Day is rewarding for those talking part and also for friends and family who want to get involved by sponsoring participants for every kay completed.
TEACHERS & STAFF REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL TODAY!
Students can run Kay-A-Day in Term 3 or Term 4 – whatever suits your school best!
Once your school is registered you can set up a fundraising page for each class or individuals participating.
Students will each receive:
• Kay-A-Day Training Card to track and record progress!
• Kay-A-Day Lanyard
• Kay-A-Day Shoelaces
Kay-A-Day is a primarily an initiative to get school aged children moving more. Secondary to that is the fundraising that can easily be done via our website or donation form by the children and classes participating.
To see who is taking part in Kay-A-Day click HERE
* Source –www.health.gov.au
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kay-A-Day?
Kay-A-Day is a health initiative created by The Jodi Lee Foundation designed to encourage kids to run or walk just one kilometre a day for 21 days – the same distance as a half marathon.
The Jodi Lee Foundation are passionate about getting children moving more and sitting less. Habits that are formed now can last a lifetime and have an impact on health today and in the future.
Kay-A-Day is based on the national physical activity recommendations for young people which says accumulative activities of 60 minutes every day is good for you.
Being physically active is good for kids’ health as well as being a great way to make friends, develop physical skills and improve social skills. Physical activity helps kids do better at school too!
How does Kay-A-Day work?
Simply register your school and start Kay-A-Day in Term 3 or 4 in 2017.
Students will receive a set of Kay-A-Day shoelaces, so they can show their support every time they wear their runners, and a lanyard to record their progress. Fundraising and donations is available via our Kay-A-Day website
Kay-A-Day can be introduced to schools in a range of ways. It could be part of the school curriculum, where it fits in well with the Australian Curriculum for Health and Physical Education, or students could be encouraged to take part during lunch or recess.
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Where does the money go?
Money raised through Kay-A-Day helps us save lives by raising awareness about the prevention of bowel cancer. For more information about what we do, click HERE.
If you want to know why it is so important to move more, sit less and be physically active every day, you can read the following guidelines: