Shepparton Christian College's school community has raised $3000 to buy new sports equipment for students to use and enjoy.SIONNIE KELLY August 8, 2014 3:07am
Shepparton Christian College students Jayden Kotsanis, 16, and Adelle Chalupa, 14, are enjoy their school's new sports equipment.
Medicine balls, focus pads, hand weights and yoga mats are just some of the sports equipment Shepparton Christian College students can now use during their physical education sessions.
The college’s Student Representative Council — with help from the Parents’ Association and the school — raised $3000 across two years to buy the sports equipment.
The students have had access to the equipment for about two months and are enjoying the variety it brings to their PE sessions.
‘‘You’re not only doing the theory, but you’re also learning about it in the practical side,’’ Year 10 student Jayden Kotsanis, 16 , said.
‘‘It’s definitely going to improve people’s knowledge in physical education.’’
Jayden said the equipment would help him to improve his fitness.
‘‘It’s a lot of out-of-school stuff you do, but now it’s in the school there’s a lot more you can do with it,’’ he said.
Year 9 student Adelle Chalupa, 14, said the new sports equipment was a great upgrade for the school.
‘‘We haven’t had very good sports equipment lately because it’s been a bit worn down,’’ she said.
‘‘We’ve never really had medicine balls before or weights at all and I’m excited about that new rope.’’
The children undertook a range of activities to raise money for their sports equipment, including barbecues, casual dress days and a twister day where they created two giant twister mats to play on.
PE teacher John Arnold said the school bought equipment all the children would be able to use.
‘‘We want the aim really to be to increase, obviously, the fun and enjoyment of physical activity, but also increasing strength and fitness,’’ he said.
‘‘There’s always the buzz when you have new gear.
‘‘It’s different activities and it’s moving away from just typical ball sports.’’
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