A short blog post from me this week as it has been a week of signing contracts, technology and competition here at Gracemount.
Due to the joys of setting up a new gadget, our extracted lesson this week shifted it’s focus from Health and Well Being to… “how do I do this again?” and “why isn’t mine working!”. I am very happy to say though, thanks to everyone helping each other and passing on their knowledge we now have all but two of our group set up with their Fitbits! The group are able to access their results from their Fitbit through the App which they have downloaded on both their phones and their iPads that they are allowed to use in registration.
Although the Fitbit’s main attraction is how many steps you have done a day (With the goal being 10,000 steps), the data you can receive does not just cover your physical health. Your App will give you information about:
- Sleep (If you were restless, awake or sleeping it will tell you this)
Our group has also logged their weight and their height so the data is more specific to them. You can also record what you are eating and how much water you have drank that day. We are going to spend our time during these lessons to use them to their full potential and continue to ensure a holistic health is at the forefront of our programme.
As I had previously said, now our Fitbits have arrived, our steps competition can begin! Each Friday morning during registration, I will be asking our group to check their Fitbit Apps and record on our notice board how many steps they have completed this week. This not only provides some health competition, but it challenges our pupils to try and get more steps than the week before and to set themselves targets for next week.
Here are our winners this week…
Congratulations Tee Jay, Bailley and Amie (who was photo shy, so Declan has kindly offered to step in) for a brilliant start to our competition! In 1st place we had a massive 40,000 steps this week, closely followed by 36,000 and 35,000. So well done to all. Hopefully this will be time to take the challenge on, and get going!
- For the few left to come and get their Fitbits, a reminder that a parent/carer must come in to sign the contract before we can release them to you.
- Next week it will be time to try out the workout setting on your Fitbit, so remember your PE kit and your Fitbit next Wednesday period 4!