Physical Wellbeing and the Environment Action Plan Launched
10 June 2020
The Physical Wellbeing and the Environment Action Plan, released today,
highlights the important elements that contribute to physical wellbeing and addresses them in key actions that focus on physical activity, nutrition and the environment.
It is another key resource under the Department of Education’s Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy which supports the Department’s overall approach to improving the wellbeing of our children and young people, so they can actively engage in learning.
When developing the Action Plan, we heard that students recognise the connection between physical and mental wellbeing, and often manage their own wellbeing through physical activity.
COVID-19 has highlighted the strong connection between wellbeing and learning, and the important role schools play in supporting the wellbeing of children, young people and families.
Evidence shows that students who have greater health and wellbeing are more likely to have better educational outcomes and positive wellbeing throughout their lives.
We know that maintaining physical wellbeing helps children and young people stay healthy, have more energy, feel confident, manage stress and sleep well.