Unit 1/2 PE Aquatic Experiences – Coastal and Surfing Day 2

These excursions are only offered to students completing Unit 1 and 2 Physical Education and will expose students first-hand to multiple learning concepts and applications. In class students will have studied key concepts such as participation rates in physical activity, sociocultural influences that may act as enablers or barriers to engaging in physical activity and leading to a focus on physical activity promotion strategies. Students will be provided with an opportunity to engage in different aquatic activities including professional instruction on how to swim safely in a variety of aquatic situations, surf lessons, wakeboarding and aqua fun. These aquatic experiences enable students to understand and experience a breadth of activities, whilst also supporting them in reflecting on the role the environment may play in encouraging individuals to be physically active and how some activities such as surfing may improve ‘connections’ in some communities, and positively impact their fitness and health.
In this excursion, students complete the second of two, 2-hour surf lessons at Island Surf School, Smiths Beach, Phillip Island. Students will develop skills to be able to perform the culturally significant sport of surfing under the guidance of the Island Surf instructors. They will also compete a section of the George Bass Coastal Walk on the way to Smiths Beach.

Activities will be modified for students who identify as beginner and intermediate swimmers.

Dress Code:
Nossal Sports Uniform.
Students should also bring bathers, sunscreen, food and/or money to purchase food, snacks and a drink bottle. A wet suit will be provided.

Students will be driven on a 25 seater charter bus to and from the locations.