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.’’
Shepparton trainer Steve O'Donoghue was rapt with a win at Maryborough for Five Carat in only her second start as a trotter.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Affairs John Geary will attend a memorial for the 3rd Cavalry Regiment (Vietnam) Association.
A former Rochester resident is helping women with their confidence and their horses.
Accusations of bullying, disrespect and dangerous conduct.
And the school's best all-rounder for this year.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
District residents are being invited to enjoy Oktooberfest celebrations at Tooborac Hotel and Brewery.
Momentum builds for the greatest show in Cobram, with young and old expected to lap up family attractions in sunny conditions.
Sonia Sollorz, who is from Deniliquin, says her family is heartbroken the family cat has 'gone missing'.
Up to14 new full-time jobs will be created at Pactum Dairy Group in Shepparton, with the company set to embark on an $18million expansion at its factory.
Alma Nungarrayi Granites is the most successful of the Warlukurlangu artists who still live at Yuendumu and enjoys teaching children about aboriginal culture and art.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.