Primary schools invited to enter

2015-06-24 06:00

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challenges primary schools to enter the Let’s Play Physical Education Challenge.

This is a nationwide event targeted at children of 10 and 11 years old. The fittest primary school per province will compete for the title.

The grand prize is a R1,1 million all-purpose, all-weather multi-use sports court to be built at the winning school. Provincial winners will each receive R10 000’s worth of sports equipment and a physical education package worth R40 000.

The primary objective is to reinforce the instruction of curriculum-orientated physical education and to promote physical activity in all schools.

Let’s Play coaching teams will target various schools per day to run the challenge. The fittest learners per school will compete, after which the top ten schools per province will qualify for the provincial semifinal, leading to an overall provincial winner.

The final takes place on Let’s Play’s tenth birthday on 5 November.

The obstacle course challenge accommodates boys and girls and will be standardised at every competing school. It includes football slalom dribble, catch and throw, mini hurdles, rope pull and an agility drill.

While activity is the central focus, it will also draw attention to two social issues among youngsters: doping and bullying.

Schools can enter by calling 011-894-7411 or 079-529-8862 (all hours). Also send email to ­physedchallenge@activeeducation.co.za

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