Exercise more than an activity

2019-05-07 06:00
Prestwich Primary School learners received gym equipment from Sportsmans’ Wearhouse recently. Here are (from back, left): Zaid Newman, Ashley Nhamarare, Dexter Vasulu, Ndumiso Ngxangxeni; (front): Sisipho Bozo, Khanya Mseleni, Thalia Brown and Asiphe Matroko.

Prestwich Primary School learners received gym equipment from Sportsmans’ Wearhouse recently. Here are (from back, left): Zaid Newman, Ashley Nhamarare, Dexter Vasulu, Ndumiso Ngxangxeni; (front): Sisipho Bozo, Khanya Mseleni, Thalia Brown and Asiphe Matroko.

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The Prestwich Primary School in Green Point received a donation of fitness equipment from Sportsman’s Warehouse recently.

Grade 7 teacher at the school and founder of B-All Training Academy Bradley de Kock says awareness is being created among his learners around the benefits of fitness, but moreover, to help them understand the link between exercise and academic performance.

“The school has implemented a ‘gym-based’ approach,” says De Kock.

He adds, the children will be exposed to a range of fitness activities including cardiovascular training, resistance training (weight training) as well as isometric strength exercises.

“Along with the physical routine, proper nutrition importance is also on their agenda.

Many of the learners are from disadvantaged backgrounds did not have the opportunity to learn more about physical exercise or nutrition,” adds De Kock.

He says an added goal is to instil the belief that exercise personifies more than just doing an activity itself.

“It represents goal-setting, time management, hard work, discipline and commitment.”

According to De Kock. The best way to teach a student is by leading with example.

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