A new take on Health, Physical Education and Fitness: Primary Students Years 3 – 6

We are incredibly excited to announce a new partnership with the Sydney Swans. We will be launching new teaching resources to support the Volkswagen Footy Fit schools program, just in time for the 2020 AFL Grand Final! 

These lessons are more than just a workout, kids can learn about how their body works, how to care for their muscles and what they need to do to be fit.

Using the Volkswagen Footy Fit program, you can engage students in health and wellbeing topics in a whole new way, exploring both physical and emotional wellbeing. 

To celebrate this launch we are kicking off with a colouring competition to help get kids excited!

Volkswagen Footy Fit Teaching Resources Q&A Comp

Win a Q&A session with the Swans and get the kids involved

There is no better way to get the kids motivated than a little bit of competition and we all love a colouring comp : )

To kick off our new partnership your class has the chance to win a Q&A with a Swans player via Zoom. 

What do you need to do?

Simply download the new T-Roc X colouring in worksheet, and get your kids colouring. Entries are due on Sunday 18 October, so if you are learning remotely, or in the classroom, you can get kids working on their entries ready for the start of Term 4. 

Upload your entries

To submit your entries, simply click on the link below, fill out the form and upload your completed worksheet. Parents and kids can upload their completed artwork directly or you can load your whole class at once – whichever works best for your classroom. 

    Entries Close Sunday 18 October

Start planning now:

Our writers are currently working hard to deliver these lessons in time for the AFL Grand Final. We know you understand that sometimes detail can change a little as we see how the lesson plan evolves, but the info below should help you start planning for a fun-filled, Footy Fit Term 4.

Your Footy Fit Academy

How Do I Get Fit? 

Heart & Lungs


Years 3 – 6

Track your learning in four components – Healthy Habits, Healthy Mindset, Body Knowledge, Physical Skills/Fitness. Gather a support team to help you achieve your goals.

Years 3 – 6

Examine how your body works and how cells use food for fuel. Students will investigate the different kinds of workouts along with their training purposes and understand the risk of injury and disease. 

Years 3 – 6

Students look at the physiology of the heart and lungs and how oxygen works in the body. They can build a model of their lungs out of recycled materials and work on some breathing exercises. 

Years 3 – 6

Examine how the body converts different foods into energy and fats. Explore the role of different categories of foods and nutrients and how they can help prevent injury and disease. Students can create their own healthy lunchbox.

Volkswagen Footy Fit Applied Movement Lesson

The Mechanical Body

Applied Movement

Stay In Control

Diversity Makes A Team

Years 3 – 6

How do muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments work together and provide mobility? Students learn about injury and recovery – looking at the RICE treatment method. 


Years 3 – 6

Students learn how to train their muscles to achieve specific movement goals. They will investigate the importance of warming up, strengthening, and stretching and how these affect strength, agility and technique. 

Years 3 – 6

In this lesson, students explore mental strength. The learn about controlling your mindset and the importance of a healthy mindset to overall health and wellbeing. Students learn how to challenge difficult thoughts and feelings and choose healthy responses.

Years 3 – 6

Students investigate how personal strengths and weaknesses make each individual unique and how a coach uses this diversity to create winning teams. Students get the opportunity to leverage their strengths through a game. 




Routines and Habits


Years 3 – 6

Investigate how healthy routines and habits positively impact holistic wellbeing and health. Students consider how they can create routines and habits that will improve overall health? They make a plan and commit to persistent positive actions.




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Cool Australia’s Footy Fit lessons have been developed in partnership with the Sydney Swans and with support from Volkswagen.