School students will soon have some basketball sprinkled into their studies after the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Local Organising Committee launched its Schools Program at Jordan Springs Public School last week.
The Schools Program comprises of Women’s Basketball World Cup-themed education resources for Australian teachers to use in the lead up to the international event, which will be held at Sydney Olympic Park from September 22 to October 1.
The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup’s primary and secondary education resources align with the Australian National Curriculum 8.4 and NSW Syllabus and have been designed for use in Term 3 – before the Women’s Basketball World Cup tips off.
The cross-curricula resources are available now and cover a range of topics including health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, women in sport, media and technology.
“We’re thrilled to be offering Australian classrooms Women’s Basketball World Cup-themed education resources,” Chief Executive of the Local Organising Committee, Melissa King said.
“The Local Organising Committee is extremely driven to host an impactful, memorable event and our Schools Program is a terrific way to deepen the engagement and build a legacy for basketball with school-aged children.”
Attending a World Cup on home soil presents the opportunity of a lifetime for students, so the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 is offering discounted tickets for school excursions at the beginning of the tournament. Vacation care groups can also access discounted tickets for certain games once the tournament moves into the school holidays.
While the curriculum is expected to be delivered to students in Term 3, teachers can already start accessing the resources by visiting schools.womensworldcup.basketball.
Nathan Taylor is the Weekender’s Deputy Editor and Senior Sports Writer. He also compiles the weekly Chatter on the Box TV column. Nathan is an award-winning journalist, who has worked at the Weekender for a decade.