NZ Healthiest Schools Challenge 2018
Updated: Jul 26, 2019
In modern society, many children are not as physically active as they need to be to maintain good physical and psychological health and wellbeing. In addition, research suggests inactive children are likely to become inactive adults, resulting in an erosion of human potential as consequences are passed forward across generations, creating a lifecycle of poor physical and emotional health.
If we can encourage children at a young age to develop healthy habits it can make a huge difference to them living healthier, happier and more productive lives. However engaging kids in health promotion activities can be difficult as traditional educational approaches struggle to compete with the attraction of engaging online games and media.
This children’s wellbeing challenge uses a best practise combination of technology, inspiring role models, fun and entertainment and learning based rewards to engage school children and help them understand and feel the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
In 2018, we were lucky enough to be supported by AIA NZ, enabling us to reach more than 50,000 Year 1-8 students from nearly 600 schools across New Zealand.