LOCKYER DISTRICT HIGH School Physical Education teacher, Ron Weatherby, with the book he co-wrote.
LOCKYER DISTRICT HIGH School Physical Education teacher, Ron Weatherby, with the book he co-wrote.

Teacher pens text book

Students at Lockyer District High School have no more excuses for unfinished Physical Education home work with a teacher that has written the book on it.

Lockyer District High School Physical Education Head of Department, Ron Weatherby, co-wrote ‘PE: Senior Physical Education for Queensland', which was already sold 1400 copies in Queensland after being launched early this year.

Mr Weatherby said writing the book was a challenge from start to finish.

“My part of the book was about Figeuroa's Framework which is a new part of the syllabus and almost a brand new area,” he said.

“When I began researching for the book there were only two Google hits about it.

“I had spoken about this framework before at Physical Education conferences and I am on the state panel so it was good to have a bit of credibility when I was asked to write that part.”

He spent the Christmas school holidays working on the content of his chapter of the book.

“There was next to no starting point on this one, so it was an interesting process writing it.”

Mr Weatherby said Figeuroa's Framework (a brand of sociology of sport) was relevant in the high school environment.

“It's about equity and access to sport and why people do or do not participate in sport,” he said.

“We will also be looking at the framework in relation to the sports we do here, not just the football and that sort of thing, like Volleyball, Touch and Darts.”

The book will be used at Lockyer District High School as a resource for students and teachers.

Mr Weatherby was glad to be was able to include several Lockyer District High Students in the book.

“I acknowledged the kids who helped at the start of the book, Jason, Jaclyn, Kate, Kaitlyn, Daniel, Megan and Bree,” he said.

“They were happy to help and I did choose kids that were going to be in Year 11 this year, so they get to use the book.

“It has been a very rewarding process,” he said.


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