Shepparton high school students have been learning outside the classroom through running sports clinics at local primary schools.SIONNIE KELLY July 28, 2014 3:13am
Running, catching, batting and having fun were timetabled for Bourchier St Primary School children who participated in sport workshops on Thursday thanks to nine Years 11 and 12 SEDA students.
SEDA is a program for Years 11 and 12 students who engage with local communities by running sports clinics in primary schools over four-week blocks every Thursday.
‘‘We’re just like any high school around, but our catch is that we’re trying to engage our students in the sport and rec sector and try and learn more hands-on rather than reading a textbook,’’ program facilitator Duane Hueston said.
Mr Hueston said his students found it challenging and rewarding to run sports clinics focused on teaching football, netball and cricket skills to primary school children.
SEDA student Brittany Tancred said she had enjoyed running sports clinics.
‘‘It’s actually pretty challenging with the preps, especially when they’re still kind of new to school,’’ Brittany said. ‘‘They just really love it, so it puts a smile on our face, too, because that’s what we’re all about, getting kids involved in sport.’’
Mr Hueston said the primary school children absolutely loved learning about sport and practising new skills.
‘‘The feedback we’ve got from Bourchier St here is that the kids as soon as they see us coming with our tops saying SEDA they’re all ‘Have we got a clinic today? Have we got a clinic today?’,’’ Mr Hueston said.
‘‘We’ve been told with our influence here the issues that they might have in recess has fallen away, so there’s not too many behavioural issues because the kids are out playing sport.’’
Prep student Abigail Vaivars , six, said her favourite part of the day was learning to play netball.
‘‘Because you get to use a ball,’’ she said.
Abigail said she had lots of fun and enjoyed getting to play different sports with her friends.
Stanhope sealed its place in the finals and virtually crushed Murchison’s top-six hopes on Saturday.
Yarrawonga’s Bre Elliott played the most “consistent golf of her life” over three days to win the Fuccillo Kia Championship at Capital Hills by carding a 2-under 69 on the final day.
Heather Donaldson was re-elected president of Tatura Hospital Ladies Auxiliary at the annual general meeting on Thursday, which was attended by 33 people.
What happened to Donny Govan at an Echuca campsite on September 1, 2012?
THE 2015 National Blood Donor Week festivities will make the Rochester region Victoria’s new red light district.
Community workshop to consider issues to help form Campaspe digital strategy
Heather Stamp brings a long experience of the Salvation Army to Seymour.
Berrigan Shire Council have approved a development application for six more independent living units to add to Berrigan’s Amaroo Self Care Unit block.
THEY may be a familiar sight across the Heathcote district, but some of the much-loved birds in the region are in decline.
Cobram District Health will farewell two of its dedicated board members with the resignations of president Jennie Gould and treasurer Rod McLeod.
Deniliquin and district boasted two major winners at the Australian Sheep and Wool Expo at Bendigo from July 17 to 19.
The Resource Manager for northern Victoria announced increased seasonal determinations in the Murray, Goulburn and Loddon systems.
The News magazines are online - read the high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
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.