My daughter is very competitive, so when she got the call, she was all 'I'm so doing this mum, sooooo doing this'
Anyhoo, what is the PM's Olympic Challenge?
The Prime Minister’s Olympic Challenge is a sporting challenge, based on accumulated activity time and the number of sports children undertake and it is open to all Australian primary school-aged children.
Lulu is registered through her school. She has the form to fill out each week and then at the end the teachers will enter the data onto the website.
If this sounds of interest to you, check out the website.
Fortunately Lulu is quite active. She participates in Jazz/Tap/Ballet Class, Swimming Class and Acrobatic's Class and these all count toward her activities.
At school she does PE and is currently invovled in a program called PNP which helps develop their gross motor skills.
Obviously the challenge is designed to push you to try more sporting activities than you usually would. Lulu and I have discussed trying a different activity each weekend. Perhaps a couple of different things over the school holidays too.
A half hour Walk
A half hour Run ~ I know she is capable of this following on from the school fun run where she ran solid for an hour.
A half hour Bike Ride
A Swimming session down at our local indoor pool.
A 'have a try' session of indoor Archery ~ After watching Brave, Lulu is desparate to try her hand at Archery. We talked about how it is in fact an Olympic sport and therefore would be perfect for the PM's Challenge. Fortunately for us we have a local indoor centre which offers 'come have a try' sessions for 1 hour for adults and children. This will definitely be a highlight.
A half hour of Netball ball skills ~ Also next to the skate park are the netball courts. Lulu is too young to play netball and of course you need a team. But we can head down there and practise some ball skills along with practise shooting some goals.
We have so much to keep us going. The best part of this challenge I think will be the 1:1 time Lulu will get with either myself or her dad.
Is your family participating in the PM's Olympic Challenge?
Do we really need an excuse to get out and have some fun?