Lynch enters virtual classroom

Raiders rising star Jeff Lynch travelled to Sydney last weekend to be part of the NRL’s classroom to spread the Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well message.

Rugby League's innovative Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well engages and encourages primary school aged students to build healthy lifestyles and make positive choices.

The interactive website creates a virtual world for students to explore and learn, with all of the modules specifically developed and designed to link to the current Australian curriculum outcomes.

The activities are designed to provide opportunities for knowledge and understanding to be displayed with teachers being able to monitor their class’s progression and individual student progress.

With the aid of Rugby League Central’s Virtual classroom, St Joseph’s Catholic College, Adamstown PS, James Erskine PS and Soldiers Settlement Matraville attended the online sessions with Lynch, who spent 45 minutes with the students going through the Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well Program via video conferencing.

Lynch said it was a great experience to be a part of the program and said the possibilities of the virtual classroom were endless.

“In just 45 minutes I was able to work with several schools and they loved learning about the healthy message we were telling them,” Lynch said. “It’s great that students can have access to these types of programs and the NRL is doing a great job in promoting healthy living.”