All gr. 4s to play

2016-02-03 06:00


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THE challenge has been set and all gr. 4 learners across South Africa are included.

Following the inaugural event last year, involving 403 000 learners from 473 primary schools, SuperSport relaunched the Let’s Play Physical Education Challenge on Monday (01/02).

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

“School sport is the bedrock of sports in the country and the Department of Basic Education has taken a conscious decision to encourage learners to participate in a variety of sport activities,” Dr Granville Whittle, deputy director-general for Care and Support, said.

Let’s Play coaching teams will target various schools each day to run the Physical Education Challenge.

Both boys and girls will be challenged in obstacle courses, football slalom dribble, catch and throw, mini hurdles, rope pull and an agility drill.

The fittest gr. 4 learners in every school will compete, after which the top three schools per province will qualify for the provincial semifinal, leading to an overall provincial winner.

The final will take place at the end of October.

The fittest primary school per province will compete not only for the title, but an all-purpose, all-weather multi-use sport court to be built at the winning school.

  • This court, estimated to the value of R1,3 million, will be sponsored by the Sports Trust. Schools are invited to enter by calling one of the following two numbers: 011-849-7411 or 079-529-8862 (all hours).

Schools may also email

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