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Morning Move for Mind

Morning Move for Mind (MM4M) is an Inspiro lead, population health program.

MM4M aims to:

  • increase physical activity,
  • provide practical coping strategies to reduce stress and anxiety levels, and
  • increase resilience among primary school aged children.

The program is delivered as part of the Department of Education's Respectful Relationships curriculum and encourages children to achieve the National physical activity guidelines of 60 minutes of moderate physical activity daily.

MM4M was developed in 2018 and implemented in five Yarra Ranges primary schools during 2019-2021. The program was streamlined in 2022, to allow greater ease and flexibility in delivery, foster student leadership and responsibility and increase on-going sustainability. With minimal external facilitation, this model also allows continuity in the program with consideration of COVID-19 accessibility and resourcing barriers. Two Primary Schools in the Yarra Ranges are participating in the reinvigorated 8 -week pilot program during Term 1 and Term 2, 2022.

It is hoped that encouraging strong student participation and leadership during the implementation of the project will lead to high levels of student-led facilitation of the project within younger year levels.

Previous iterations of the program found:

  • Student physical activity increased by an average 61 minutes per week.
  • 82% of students strongly agreed or agreed their knowledge of wellbeing strategies had increased.
  • 75% of teachers strongly agreed or agreed that their students' concentration in class was better after the program.
  • 66% of students felt positive after the morning session.

Organisation: Inspiro

Contact: [email protected]