YOUNG CHILDREN ARE FAR MORE LIKELY TO KNOW HOW TO USE A SMARTPHONE THAN TO TIE THEIR SHOE LACES

An international poll* involving 6,017 parents, found two-thirds of Australian kids aged three to five years knew how to navigate a smartphone or iPad, 28% could operate a web browser, 70% could play a basic computer game, 58% could ride a bike, but only 8% could tie their shoe laces.

DO YOUR STUDENTS KNOW HOW TO TIE THEIR LACES?

The free shoe lace tying lessons conducted by Ascent & The Athlete’s Foot will not only help children learn an important life skill, it will create independence and assist in developing their fine motor skills.

Ascent Footwear runs free foot health education programs nationally for primary school students. As a Brisbane based school shoe manufacturer, we work closely with the local Podiatry community and our retail partner at The Athlete’s Foot to ensure we are meeting the needs of the Australian school market. Part of this commitment is in educating students about a range of foot health issues from learning how to tie shoelaces to basic foot biomechanics. At present, we are running two programs.

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