Maths through movement: A winning formula
We all remember Maths class. The challenge of fractions, equations and formulas, all whilst sitting at a desk. Then there was dance class. Fun, creative and energetic. Two classes, worlds apart, but what if there was a way to blend the two together?
Enter Creative Moves WA, who has developed, in partnership with Ausdance WA, a revolutionary program which combines dance and mathematics in an engaging and dynamic style. The Maths Through Movement program is a series of lessons where students explore mathematical concepts using their bodies.
Creative Moves WA Co-Director, Rachael Bott, explains that, “Students learn more effectively if their whole body is engaged in an activity”. Whilst Bott and her Co-Director, Lanie Mason, have a wealth of experience from their many years within the dance industry, they say teachers need no prior knowledge of dance in order to implement the program.
“We are passing these skills on to generalist teachers who can see the value of multi-sensory, creative learning,” Rachael added.
This September Rachael and Lanie will deliver professional learning workshops for teachers and education assistants. They will also release the first series of Maths Through Movement lesson plans. Maths has never been so exciting!
Creative Moves WA
Phone 0417 937 764
Perth’s premier wellness & beauty spa takes out top national award
Perth’s Bodhi J Wellness Spa Retreats were announced Best Day Spa in the 2016 Australian Beauty Industry Awards (ABIA) on Sunday night at a gala extravaganza held at the stunning Dockside Pavilion on Darling Harbour in Sydney. A panel of industry experts from all over Australia chose Bodhi J as the nation’s Best Day Spa. The awards represent one of the highest accolades within the beauty industry and honour the best of the best.
On winning the award, Bodhi J founder and owner Tania Taylor said, “This is such wonderful recognition for Bodhi J and a real celebration of our philosophy to beauty and wellness. A big thank you to every member of our team, whose dedication, professionalism and nurturing approach ensures that each visit to a Bodhi J Spa is an amazing experience.”
Bodhi J is Perth’s premier natural and organic wellness spa retreat, founded by Danny and Tania Taylor. Drawing on a background in retail and hospitality coupled with a passion for travel and wellness, Danny and Tania’s dynamism and customer-focused approach has ensured their success. Bodhi J’s beautiful tree logo is symbolic of healing from the inside out using pure botanicals in an environment of total serenity.
Long before others considered taking a holistic approach to beauty and wellness in Perth, Bodhi J established its day spa in Wembley. It offers a collection of luxurious Australian 100% natural and organic products and treatments, including Sodashi and Li’tya, Inika, Savi, Byron Bay Tea, Eco Tan and Vasse Virgin. Bodhi J’s outstanding success led to an expansion of the Wembley premises and the launch of an exquisite new Bodhi J Wellness Spa Retreat on Pier Street Perth in June 2015.
“We are dedicated to providing the highest quality natural treatments in a beautiful space, to allow our guest to truly relax and rejuvenate. Whilst in our care, our guests are our world,” Tania explains.
Bodhi J Wellness Spa Retreat,
317-319 Pier Street, Perth
T: 08 9466 8260
Bodhi J Wellness Spa Retreat,
40 & 42 Grantham Street, Wembley
T: 08 9387 5152