Students have been enjoying the sunshine of the last fortnight, completing a variety of physical activities in the great outdoors. It is not just the students keeping their bodies and minds healthy. Mr McCarthy has been hitting the pavement on his push bike, racking up some big kilometres. Mr Cruickshank has been working on his ‘guns’, rowing like an Olympian on his rowing machine, whilst Miss Tombs and Mr Clarkson have enjoyed the beauty of the ocean, snorkeling, and surfing.
Students completed the Kurt Fearnley Challenge in Week 8, in which they had to complete sport on wheels. Whether that be on a bike, scooter, rollerblades, roller skates, or skateboard. The pictures of students enjoying time outside and participating in physical activity were great to see. Secondary students were collectively completing a marathon on wheels within their sports class. The winning classes were 10.1 and 8.1, which achieved the 42km target.
In Week 9, students completed the Sam Kerr Challenge. They were tasked with completing 540 minutes of Sport as a class, to match the number of minutes Sam Kerr played at the Tokyo Olympics. Students could choose the activity they completed and we had such a variety. From fitness, bike riding, swimming, running, golf, and more, all evidence that students are engaging in Sport during online learning. Congratulations to 10.2 for their amazing team effort!! Amassing well over 10 hours of activity in Sport time.
The increased levels of student participation in Sport and physical activity during online learning are evidence that students are understanding the physical and mental benefits of regular exercise. We continue to encourage our community to take some time out of their day to spend time on themselves. Taking a walk, practicing some stretching or yoga, or jumping on the bike are all ways you can look after your health. What has been most heart-warming has been hearing students discuss how they have gone for walks and rides with their family members. Sometimes it is hard to find a silver lining in these situations, but one may just be the chance to stop and be together when normally we are rushing from one place to the next.
Keep an eye out for this week’s Sport challenge and feel free to get involved with your children.
College Sport Coordinator & Year 5 Teacher