About the program
Healthy students are better learners. Schools are an ideal place for children to gain skills and experiences which encourage lifelong physical activity and healthy eating.
The LLW@S program trains and supports teachers to create a school culture where children can be active and eat well. This takes a whole of school approach through:
- classroom learning
- school policy and
- connecting with families.
LLW@S is a partnership between the Department of Education and NSW Health. It is available to schools in all sectors teaching the K-6 curriculum. Western Sydney has its own LLW@S team that provides hands on support to local schools.
Since July 2008 80% of primary schools in Western Sydney have taken part in LLW@S training.
What does a LLW@S school look like?
Schools that engage in LLW@S are working towards:
- Classroom learning through the PDHPE curriculum. This includes the explicit teaching of fundamental movement skills.
- Giving students access to equipment and space to be active in their lunch break.
- A daily vegetable, fruit and water break during class time.
- A supportive environment for healthy eating – including the school canteen.
- Supporting families with information and ideas about healthy eating and physical activity.
- Professional learning opportunities for teaching staff on promoting physical activity and healthy eating to students.
- Including strategies related to LLW@S in their planned approach to student wellbeing.
- Promoting active travel to school.
- Reporting on LLW@S strategies.
What support is available to schools?
Schools that engage in LLW@S have access to:
- Professional learning.
- Individualised face-to-face, email and phone support from the LLW@S team.
- Information and ideas for addressing healthy eating and physical activity.
- School canteen menu reviews and support to implement the NSW Healthy Canteen Strategy.
- Support for planning LLW@S strategies in line with student wellbeing.
- Snippets to include in school newsletters.
Contact the team
Get in touch with the LLW@S team.
Population Health Information Management System