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Children losing physical literacy

Children losing physical literacy

Andrew Fewster, ECU Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Half of the kids in year six in Australian schools haven’t mastered fundamental movement skills, such as throwing, kicking or leaping. According to a report released by the Australian Sporting Commission (ASC), children are increasingly struggling with basic physical tasks. The report demonstrates...

Kids worried about next meals

Kids worried about next meals

Kelly Marie Smith, ECU Journalist

October 2, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

Children in remote Western Australia worry about getting enough food, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Edith Cowan University.

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Adoption troubles

Adoption troubles

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under Sport and Lifestyle

Research reveals high a BMI can prevent people from adopting. The research by not-for-profit organisation, Adopt Change, has revealed that body mass index, more commonly known as BMI, now plays a significant part in child adoption. To calculate someone’s BMI you take their weight and height ...

Wheelchairs For Kids

Wheelchairs For Kids

Ashleigh Melanko, ECU Reporter

August 14, 2017


Filed under Health and Science

What happens to disabled children in developing countries who need a wheelchair but can’t afford one? Wheelchairs For Kids helps. Wheelchairs For Kids is an organisation whose aim is to provide wheelchairs for disabled children all over the world, especially in developing countries. The charity...

Art from the Heart at HeARTlines Festival

Art from the Heart at HeARTlines Festival

Kimberley McGivern, Reporter

May 16, 2017


Filed under News

Become a cartoonist, writer or a potato painter at the Act-Belong-Commit HeARTlines Children's Literature and Illustration Festival 2017. The month long festival begins with an open day on Saturday, 20 May, at Midland Junction Arts Centre from 10am to 3pm. Families can book into a free workshop...

Afghan girls skate towards brighter future

Afghan girls skate towards brighter future

Penny Thomas, Staff reporter

October 21, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Young Afghan girls are taking to the streets to showcase their skateboarding skills. If this sounds odd to you, it sure took me by surprise too. These girls have learnt how to skate through an organisation called Skateistan. Skateistan is a non-government organisation that combines skateboardin...

Uncertainty troubles domestic violence services despite new funds

Uncertainty troubles domestic violence services despite new funds

Thomas Powell, Staff reporter

March 25, 2015


Filed under Health and Science

A $230 million government investment in domestic violence services has been met with a lukewarm reception, with fears it is merely a short-term solution to the problem. The national funding, confirmed this week by Social Services Minister Scott Morrison, is to be rolled out over two years and...

Ninja trainers needed for WA’s CoderDojo

Ninja trainers needed for WA’s CoderDojo

Hanifa Abdiraihan, Staff reporter

March 11, 2015


Filed under News

In a world driven by apps, everyone needs to know something about code — that's the motivation behind CoderDojo, a group dedicated to increasing the number of computer programers in the world. CoderDojo WA is the Western Australian branch of CoderDojo, a not-for-profit, community-run organisation...

Crime higher among kids with ADHD

Crime higher among kids with ADHD

Marion Print, Student Broadcaster

September 4, 2014


Filed under News

Children with ADHD are twice as likely to commit crimes than those without the mental health condition, according to new research conducted by the Telethon Kids Institute. Marion Print reports. ...

Push for more asylum-seeking kids to be released into community

Push for more asylum-seeking kids to be released into community

Emily Evans, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2014


Filed under News

UPDATE Australasia's largest specialist medical college, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), is stressed the importance of releasing all children from detention centres ahead of the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection's appearance at today's final public hearing for the inquiry...

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