Half of the kids in year six in Australian schools haven’t mastered fundamental movement skills, such as throwing, kicking or leaping.
According to a report released by the Australian Sporting Commission (ASC), children are increasingly struggling with basic physical tasks.
The report demonstrates that four out of five children do not meet the recommended one hour of physical activity per day, and many are exceeding sedentary behaviour recommendations due to spending too much time on screens.
“Evidence shows Australians are living more sedentary lifestyles and increasingly children are struggling to perform basic fundamental movement skills, such as running, throwing, kicking, catching or jumping,” said ASC Acting General Manager of Participation Geoff Howes.
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