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Rehabilitation and Injury

Health and Physical Education 3, 4, 5, 6
In this activity, students will learn about recovering from injury and how to adapt to changes in health and wellbeing both physically and mentally. Additionally, students will learn about different organisations that help people recover and maintain their health and wellbeing.

60 minutes

Learning Goals

Students will learn about: How people adapt to change with reference to physical injury. How continuing with outdoor physical activity can assist in rehabilitation. The organisations and groups can assist people who are adapting to change from illness or injury.

What you’ll need

Projector/ Smartboard

Computer for media

Cartoon activity handout

Notebook and Pens/Pencils

Coloured Pencils/Pens

Year level

Year 3, 4, 5, 6


Health and Physical Education

Cross Curriculum Priority

done Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

done Sustainability

done Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia

General capabilities

done Literacy

done Numeracy

done ICT Capability

done Critical and Creative Thinking

done Personal and Social Capability

done Ethical Understanding

done Intercultural Understanding


Explore strategies to manage physical, social and emotional change.


Investigate community resources and ways to seek help about health, safety and wellbeing.


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


Explore how participation in outdoor activities supports personal and community health and wellbeing and creates connections to natural and built environments.


The Road to Recovery

In this activity, students can take an example from the video or their own lives and draw a cartoon which outlines the steps they took to recover.

Rehabilitation and Injury

In this activity, students will learn how to recover from injury including both physical and mental rehabilitation as well as organisations that assist in rehabilitation.