Highbury Grade R’s take on a new challenge

2018-11-06 06:02
Charlie Forrester, Zachary Shelver, Luke Finnigan, Mr Andre de Beer, Matthew Camp, Mr Nick Maritz, Andrew Hollins, Micah Godefroy, Akwande Yende, and Ethan Keulder. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Charlie Forrester, Zachary Shelver, Luke Finnigan, Mr Andre de Beer, Matthew Camp, Mr Nick Maritz, Andrew Hollins, Micah Godefroy, Akwande Yende, and Ethan Keulder. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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HIGHBURY Preparatory School was buzzing with excitement last week as Headmaster Mr Roland Lacock cut the ribbon to signal the official opening of the new single-track mountain bike route for the Grade Rs.

Highbury invited Enduro racer Matthew Camp, who is in Grade 12 at Kearsney, to demonstrate some awesome mountain biking technical skills, after which he then lead groups of excited Grade R boys through the course for the first time.

Mr Andre de Beer, Head of Foundation Phase Sport, and Mr Nick Maritz, Estate Manager, were both kitted up on their bikes, ready to teach the boys how to navigate their way between the forest of trees, through the tunnel of bushes and over roots, sand, grass and across the “rock garden”.

Belinda Willows, Head of Foundation Phase, said: “There’s a catchy saying, ‘You’re only one mountain bike ride away from a good mood.’

“When you finish a bike ride, there is a reason you feel energized and happy… science! When you sweat and move your body, you release endorphins and other ‘happy hormones’ that help change your mood for the better. There’s a whole lot more smiling throughout the day when our boys have had an early morning workout.

“At Highbury we are blessed with a beautiful big field which is the Grade R playground — a great place to exercise, run and play.

“Now, with our mountain bike trail, our boys can challenge themselves, get healthy exercise, and finish with a sense of accomplishment and exhilaration.

“A great way to start a happy day at Highbury,” she said. — Supplied.

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