Selwyn House School launch new movement initiative

Selwyn House School is very excited to be the first school in New Zealand to partner with FMS Schools. FMS (Functional Movement Systems) is a school-based programme that will assist teachers in evaluating students for movement efficiency and allow the creation of functional movement plans specific for each student.

Over the next two years, students in Years 3-8 will develop a personalised improvement pathway that supports breathing, balance, mobility and postural control.

Matt Henry, Head of Physical Education and Sport, said: “At Selwyn House we emphasise the enjoyment of physical activity and the importance of learning skills that will encourage the girls to remain physically active throughout their lives. Prioritising each student’s personal, social and physical well-being remains paramount and a partnership with FMS is another way to enhance our existing Physical Education and wellness programmes.”

The FMS Schools resource is built into 4 modules:

1. Movement Play – a multi video resource to engage the children in a fun and simple way.

2. The Bridge – An athletic development programme with 58 levels of progression focusing on movement competency skills.  (Including 360 videos).

3. Screening – In 10 minutes, a child can be assessed using 6 movement tests that challenge balance, mobility, and stability.  The tests highlight where any imbalances, asymmetries and limitations are. The system then automatically builds that child a personalised programme based on their priority of remediation.  

4. Capacity Testing data – As data is collected, it can be stored on the girls Athletic Development passports. The data that is gathered can then be displayed in reports, dashboards, and analytics, with each student having a personalised Athletic Development passport, storing their movement stats and journey of athletic improvement. 

By developing the correct movement habits in their formative years, we hope to see our girls develop a positive association to movement giving confidence as a teenager and ultimately setting them on a more active path for the rest of their lives.

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