Movement Month

DOORS to MOVEMENT MONTH Program now CLOSED
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Are you a Fitness Professional or Movement/Yoga/Pilates teacher concerned about lack of movement (not exercise!) in your local school?

Help is now at hand! I’m delighted to announce the MOVEMENT MONTH Teacher Training program. Developed and tested for primary schools in Ireland, it can  be adapted to any primary school, anywhere.

The program is fun, simple, requires minimal equipment, is not disruptive to class, enhances learning and improves physical/mental well-being. In addition, the changes made live on long after they are implemented.

That means MAXIMUM impact with minimum input!

The MOVEMENT MONTH Teacher Training Program launched on 31st March 2020. Doors to registration are now closed. Sorry you missed out!  If you’d like to be kept informed of the next launch, please subscribe to my Newsletter.

You can also help make this program a success by completing this 5-minute survey. THANK YOU!

TESTIMONIALS

“I want to say a big thank you to Annette for all her help and advice! Annette provided me with all of the documents I would need to approach my daughter’s school as well as links to research to support the problems with sedentarism. Annette also sent me templates and questionnaires to help me support the teachers. The program enabled me to be professional and confident whilst approaching and dealing with the teachers at the school. When I had concerns or questions, Annette was quick to get back to me with help and answers. I can highly recommend working with Annette. She’s generous with her time and resources and I’m so happy that the Movement Month Program was a success! My daughter’s school is now in the process of rolling out the program to be school-wide!”

Janine Kelly, Yoga Teacher, UK


“Over the Summer of 2018, Annette ran a movement trial at our After-School Club. The reactions of both children and staff were quite surprising. We were given posters to put on the wall – saying things like ‘how high can you jump’, or ‘how far can you see’. The children loved these – they were fun and at break times gave us all something to do. We still use the posters! She introduced yoga bolsters to sit on and low level tables to work on. The children loved the idea of sitting lower down compared to the usual level of chair/table. Sitting lower down also created another ‘environment’ – where they could just sit and chat. It created a more informal and friendly atmosphere. Overall, the the changes introduced by Annette’s movement trial have made everyone more aware of moving round, how we move round and how we sit – especially to relax. For example – at movie time now the children ask to sit on the mats on the floor rather than the ‘old’ chairs!  It was a great experience for all of us.

Susan McKay, Manager, Kandoo Afterschool Club, Dublin, Ireland.


“One thing Annette asked me to try last year was to actively let and, in fact, actively encourage the children to take their shoes off while in the classroom. Initially, f​or the first few days there was much excitement and giddiness but after that passed I really noticed that the children, while constantly moving in their seats, were behaving better, concentrating more and more settled. From that point on the children themselves looked to take their shoes off while in their own classroom.

S. ,Primary school teacher, Dublin, Ireland


MOVEMENT MONTH – Changing one school at a time. For good.


© Annette Cashell 2019