Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) provide the building blocks for many physical activities, such as playing games, dance, and sport.
“Having these skills is an essential part of enjoyable participation and a lifelong interest in an active lifestyle” (Developing FMS Manual, Sport NZ).
Fundamental movement skills are important to the motor development of children’s physical, cognitive and social growth. There are three categories in which the fundamental skills fit – Locomotor, Stability and Manipulative.
The FMS project is committed to supporting school staff across the region in developing their confidence, knowledge and skill set in fundamentals. As such, all participating schools of the project receive a professional development (PD) session from their programme(s) of choice. Through the PD session and the eight delivery sessions of each programme, staff will ideally be equip with a solid foundation for sustainability of FMS outside of project delivery.
Together we can continue to pave an active and healthy pathway for our kiwi kids!
For more information about this component of the project, please contact the Project Leader- Marsha Chiet.