student fitness

Bermuda Uses PE Heart Rate Technology to Improve Student Fitness

Tasked with increasing student activity during the school day, Bermuda’s Physical Education and Health Curriculum officer developed school improvement plans that focus on student fitness testing.

Hired in 2014, Arnold Manders worked with his country’s Ministry of Education and Interactive Health Technologies to create a fitness model that would empower teachers to motivate students to increase their physical activity level, both during school and at home.

“Our sole purpose is to increase the physical activity of all of our kids in Bermuda. Primary schools only have 120 minutes of PE a week, middle school 120 minutes a week and high school students 220 minutes a week but only for a semester,” Manders said. “This falls well below the recommended 60 minutes a day.” Read More

Bermuda turns to IHT Spirit System, training teachers to give students daily PE feedback

Feb. 24, 2017 – Searching for an effective way to motivate students to take personal responsibility for their fitness through physical education, Bermuda’s Ministry of Education turned to the IHT Spirit System, training teachers to give students daily feedback showing how their physical activity level compared to their goals.

Bermuda FeedbackWhen implementing new education technology, making sure teachers receive the proper training and professional development is essential to a successful start. Bermuda’s teachers and coordinators went through multi-faceted training on IHT’s adidas Zone for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitors and the Spirit System Assessment Measures software suite last week. Read More