Moreland Primary students launch Fit 4 School business

MORELAND Primary School students have been transformed into mini-personal trainers through a unique initiative helping the community get into shape.

Year 5 and 6 students have put family members through their paces each morning at the Moreland Rd school as part of their Fit 4 School business.

With the help of physical education teacher Wes Coles, students designed their own safe and easy exercises using existing equipment and resources at the school.

As well as learning to be trainers, the children took on roles in marketing, website design fundraising and communications.

After splash marketing, tweeting and completing a fundraising “walkathon”, they launched the business to family, politicians and Merri Community Health representatives.

Mr Coles said families and students had embraced the initiative.

“The response has been amazing from all the special guests and the program has continued to defy expectations with massive attendances,” he said.

Principal John Williams praised the initiative.

“The students have worked very hard ensuring the success of this project, which not only meets the needs of our whole school community but also has given them experience at business development and management,’’ he said.

Moreland Leader