At my professional experience site, they are currently focused upon implementing the iAIM (Increasing Activity and Intelligent Minds) innovation. This innovation encourages the development and sharing of innovative tailored strategies and approaches to promote the incorporation of physical activity for children during class time. The iAIM innovation recognises the benefits of physical activity for students’ health and wellbeing, academic achievement and behavior. Physical activity also presents benefits for the school’s culture and relationships with parents/ caregivers and the local community. I incorporated the iAIM innovation into my lessons while on professional experience. I found the students enjoyed the break and were much more engaged during the lessons that followed.
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