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ABOUT OUR VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS

We are now taking bookings for Term 3 Australian Beef presents, Be Your Greatest Virtual Classroom program.

As an Official Team Partner of Australia’s Paralympic and Olympic Teams, Australian Beef will play a key role to continue to connect, inspire and excite school students about how Paralympic and Olympic heroes perform to their greatest through their active lifestyles and healthy meals.

Your class will have the opportunity to chat with an Aussie Paralympian or Olympian.

Students can participate in interactive activities including quizzes and Q&A sessions throughout the virtual classroom sessions. A qualified teacher facilitates each virtual classroom.

The sessions last around 45 minutes with plenty of time for interaction and questions, and there is no limit to the number of students and teachers who can attend.

We are more than happy to accommodate students in the classroom or at home, so let us know if your students are going to be logging in remotely this term.

Term 3 sessions available to book (all in AEST*)

19th AUGUST

11am
Lewis
Holland

RUGBY SEVENS
2pm
Emily
Chalker

HOCKEY

20th AUGUST

11am
Scott
Reardon, OAM

PARA-ATHLETICS
2pm
Chris
Goulding

BASKETBALL

16th SEPTEMBER

11am
Emilee
Cherry

RUGBY SEVENS
2pm
Lewis
Holland

RUGBY SEVENS

17th SEPTEMBER

11am
Eliza
Ault-Connell, AM

PARA-ATHLETICS
2pm
Scott
Reardon, OAM

PARA-ATHLETICS
*Athlete availability is subject to change

SUPPORTING RESOURCES

Each participant will have access to a suite of supporting resources so learning can continue after the session. There is also a variety of resources available on the Good Meat Education page for teachers and students, including:

  • Curriculum study guides focused on sustainable farming and animal welfare
  • Lesson plans and activity sheets for years 3-10
  • Fact sheets for students about the red meat production industry

For more resources about nutrition and how red meat fits into a healthy diet, check out the practical resources and infographics available on the MLA Healthy Meals website.

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Curriculum links

Health and Physical Education Science
Foundation

Identify personal strengths (ACPPS001)

Identify people and demonstrate protective behaviours and other actions that help keep themselves safe and healthy (ACPPS003)

Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS006)

Participate in games with and without equipment (ACPMP009)

Explore how regular physical activity keeps individuals healthy and well (ACPMP010

Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)
Year 1 Describe their own strengths and achievements and those of others, and identify how these contribute to personal identities (ACPPS015) People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022)
Year 2

Recognise situations and opportunities to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS018)

Examine health messages and how they relate to health decisions and behaviours (ACPPS02)

Create and participate in games with and without equipment (ACPMP027)

Discuss the body’s reactions to participating in physical activities (ACPMP028)

People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035)
Year 3 Explore how success, challenge and failure strengthen identities (ACPPS033) Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051)
Year 4

Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS036)

Discuss and interpret health information and messages in the media and internet (ACPPS039)

Practise and apply movement concepts and strategies with and without equipment (ACPMP045)

Examine the benefits of physical activity to health and wellbeing (ACPMP046)

Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)

Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE062)

Year 5 Examine how identities are influenced by people and places (ACPPS051) Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE083)
Year 6

Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS054)

Recognise how media and important people in the community influence personal attitudes, beliefs, decisions and behaviours (ACPPS057)

Investigate the role of preventive health in promoting and maintaining health, safety and wellbeing for individuals and their communities (ACPPS058)

Participate in physical activities designed to enhance fitness, and discuss the impact regular participation can have on health and wellbeing (ACPMP064)

Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE100)

ATHLETE PROFILES

Eliza Ault - Connell,AM

Eliza was an accomplished athlete from a young age. Following a diagnosis of meningococcal disease, Eliza lost both legs and a number of fingers. She began wheelchair racing in 1998 and competed in the 2004 Paralympics in Athens. After taking a career break to start a family in 2008, she made her return to the sport as part of the Australian team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. 16 years after her last Paralympic outing, she’s ready to represent Australia again in 2021 at the Tokyo Games.

Scott Reardon,OAM

Scott was raised on his family's beef, lamb and grain property in New South Wales. At the age of 12, he lost his leg in a farming accident. Incredibly, Scott relearned to walk in just a week and a half. Having always been a runner, Scott focused on para athletics, where he soon exceled at the 100m T42 for above-knee amputees. After winning a silver medal at the London Paralympics in 2012 and a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Games, he is ready to take on Tokyo in 2021.

Chris Goulding

Born in Launceston Tasmania, Chris moved to Queensland at the age of eight, where he started playing basketball competitively. He launched his professional career in 2007 for the Brisbane Bullets in the National Basketball League. Chris made his Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Games before leading Australia to the Gold Medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He is currently preparing to earn selection for the Australian Team at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Emily Chalker

Emily’s love of hockey began at the age of five in her hometown of Crookwell, New South Wales. An active member of the local hockey community, Emily also spent time working on her in-laws’ cattle farm to help fund her hockey endeavors. At the age of nineteen, and as one of the youngest in the London Olympic squad, Emily made her Olympic debut in 2012. She went on to help Australia win gold at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and is now on track for Tokyo in 2021.

Emilee Cherry

Emilee spent much of her childhood on her grandparent’s cattle property in regional Queensland. Emilee played touch football before converting to rugby union and making her debut for Australia in 2012. In 2014 Emilee was named the ‘Women’s Sevens World Player of the Year’ and went on to make history as part of the 2016 Australian team to win the inaugural Olympic gold medal in the sport at the Rio Games. During 2019, Cherry had a break from playing Rugby with the birth of her first child Alice, and is back preparing for the Tokyo Olympics.

Lewis Holland

Lewis comes from a small country town in New South Wales where he started playing rugby at school. Today, Lewis balances his time between rugby union and managing his Angus cattle property in regional Queensland. He made his professional debut in 2011 before going on to play in the 2013 Rugby Sevens World Cup, which led him to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. With Tokyo approaching, he has turned his attention to training for the upcoming Games in 2021.