The Good Village is an education program under the Nestlé for Healthier Kids global initiative.
Nestlé for Healthier Kids aims to help 50 million children worldwide lead healthier lives by supporting parents and caregivers on their journey to raise healthier kids.
The Good Village has been developed by educators in partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) to give primary school teachers an easy, engaging resource to teach primary Health and Physical Education (HPE) in a way that suits their students’ needs.
Designed as a student-facing website, primary students can navigate around The Good Village, exploring more than 50 differentiated activities that build their skills in nutrition understanding, physical activity and movement, relationships and emotional development and sustainability.
The project culminates with a main challenge that could be targeted for the end of a term or school year, depending on the class, for students to design and build their own athlete village of the future.
Being a world leader in sport, the AIS has been able to lend a hand in providing inspiring, high performance athlete ambassadors that give a face to the education.
All three are educators themselves. Students will meet each of the ambassadors and learn about their habits, training and goals as they discover each section of the Village.
We want to support teachers looking to deliver modern, accessible and relevant HPE programs that respond to the diverse needs of Australian students, without the need for hours of preparation.
The non-prescriptive nature of the resource means that the program can fit into any scope and sequence, in any primary classroom across Australia.
The activities in each area of The Good Village encourage students to learn by doing, applying concepts to their own experiences to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to complete the main challenge.