On Thursday at Dandenong West Primary School the Minister for Education Hon Minister James Merlino launched the State-wide roll out of the Transform-Us! Program for all Victorian Schools. This NHMRC partnership funded grant is led by Professor Jo Salmon from Deakin University. Associate Professor Amanda Telford is a Chief Investigator on this five year research grant, which is also supported by the Department of Education & Training, VicHealth and other key stakeholders.
Transform-Us! uses low cost, easy-to-deliver strategies within and outside of the classroom to get students moving more and sitting less. These strategies were previously tested in 20 Victorian primary schools with over 1600 students. Following the success of the Transform-Us! trial, the Victorian Department of Education and Training along with other stakeholders wish to offer the program to all primary schools in Victoria.
Congratulations Amanda on the great impact of this project.