Work samples

Health and Physical Education

Years 7 and 8

Above satisfactory

Written response: Bushwalking

Summary of task

As part of a unit of work about healthy eating and the outdoors, students learnt about the natural environment and participated in a bushwalk in their local community. Students explored strategies to promote minimal impact on the environment.

Students were asked to reflect on their own experience and then plan and develop safe, healthy and environmentally friendly guidelines for taking younger students on a bushwalk.

This task relates to the focus areas: challenge and adventure activities, food and nutrition, and safety.

Achievement standard

By the end of Year 8, students evaluate strategies and resources to manage changes and transitions and investigate their impact on identities. Students evaluate the impact on wellbeing of relationships and valuing diversity. They analyse factors that influence emotional responses. They investigate strategies and practices that enhance their own, others’ and community health, safety and wellbeing. They investigate and apply movement concepts and select strategies to achieve movement and fitness outcomes. They examine the cultural and historical significance of physical activities and examine how connecting to the environment can enhance health and wellbeing.

Students apply personal and social skills to establish and maintain respectful relationships and promote safety, fair play and inclusivity. They demonstrate skills to make informed decisions, and propose and implement actions that promote their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing. Students demonstrate control and accuracy when performing specialised movement sequences and skills. They apply movement concepts and refine strategies to suit different movement situations. They apply the elements of movement to compose and perform movement sequences.

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