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The Brain Play Fun Day™ Woodhill School QLD

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Woodhill State School

6027 Mount Lindesay Hwy

Woodhill, QLD 4285

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The Brain Play Fun Day™

Gamify Mental Health & Wellbeing Through Movement, Fun, and Play!

This is a unique event (fun-day more than a workshop) that shows you fun and game oriented activities to integrate mental health and wellness into your classrooms and groups.

This day is for classroom teachers who understand the connection between mental health, wellbeing and learning.

You know that "movement is medicine" and how physical movement is a critical component to mental health, wellbeing, productivity and focus.

Now there is also increasing research that fun and game related activities do the same.

The problem is usually how you find the time and motivation to "be mindful and meditate" or exercise.

The Brain Play Fun Day™ shows you a fun "sneaky" way to bring mindfulness, gratitude, social connection and relaxation exercises with fun games for children and adults.

THE RESEARCH...

Regular, short breaks can help them students focus, increase their productivity, and reduce their stress. Dr. Lori Desautels Assistant Professor in the College of Education Butler University

Regular breaks throughout the school day—from short brain breaks in the classroom to the longer break of recess—are not simply downtime for students. Such breaks increase their productivity and provide them with opportunities to develop creativity and social skills.

REDUCING STRESS, INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY

Recent research shows that our brains aren’t idle when we take breaks—they’re hard at work processing memories and helping us make sense of what we experience.

Small brain breaks are an essential part of learning. But the benefits extend beyond the psychological well-being of students. Particularly for younger students, regular breaks throughout the school day can be an effective way to reduce disruptive behavior. In a series of recent studies, short physical activity breaks in the classroom improved students’ behavior, increasing the effort they put into their activities as well as their ability to stay on task. Both students and teachers benefit from using unstructured breaks to reduce stress.

Engaging in physical activity increases blood flow and oxygenation in the brain, boosting neural connectivity and stimulating nerve cell growth in the hippocampus, the center of learning and memory. So exercise actually changes the structure of our brains, with a number of benefits: improved attention and memory, increased brain activity and cognitive function, and enhanced mood and ability to cope with stress.

This workshop will provide fun and practical "BRAIN PLAY" to improve mental health, wellbeing, focus and productivity.

The workshop will include:

Large movement board games

Musical workouts

Brain breaks and energy breaks

Gamification

Dice and card activities to get everyone moving

Team building games

Game development and cross curricular activities

And more…….

In addition to a whole day workshop, all attendees will take home a huge resource pack filled with games and lesson plan ideas valued at over $300.

What attendees said in Dale’s workshops:

“Excellent PD especially relevant to our students who are fitness resistant. class energisers appropriate for our learning as attention spans are limited”. Gary Pennicott - Glenorchy Primary Tasmania

"Love the energy of Dale, he did an awesome job"! Lauren Laurenson- AJHS New Zealand

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Woodhill State School

6027 Mount Lindesay Hwy

Woodhill, QLD 4285

Australia

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