Monday, January 20, 2014

Kempton Park Hoerskool competes for outdoor gym at the Coca-Cola 30 minute Heroes Challenge

Kempton Park Hoérskool, Gauteng, was one of the schools that competed in the Coca-Cola® 30 Minute Heroes Challenge, a competition introduced to schools participating in the Coca-Cola® T20 schools challenge (cricket) and aimed at getting learners to participate in physical activity. 

Cricket and Golf coordinator at the school, Ian Van Zyl, invited boys and girls from Grade 8 and 9 to participate, “As the aim of the project is to encourage kids to get physically active I decided to include those that do not normally play sport.  The challenge was held in lieu of a PT session. Many of the students found it tough going, but they all enjoyed themselves thoroughly and committed to getting fit.”   

The concept encourages as many learners as possible to complete a five drill circuit within a 30 minute period. The scores will only be made public once all schools have completed their challenge.  The school that completes the most circuits in the allotted time frame stands a chance to win a prize of an outdoor gym to the value of two hundred thousand rand, which will be installed at the winning school.

Kempton Park will be starting their Coca-Cola T20 Schools Challenge cricket matches in January.  “There are five schools in our group but we could not start playing in November last year due to exams.  We have three excellent new recruits in our team and we are looking at getting further than our regional semi final finish last cricket season,” said Van Zyl.

Winning the prize will give the school their own gym.  “Currently we have a partnership with the local gym in our area which allows our students to work out for a small fee.”

Kempton Park are the current rugby champions in the area, after winning the Beeld Trophy and in 2012 were named the best academic school in Ekurhuleni.

The five drills in the Coca-Cola 30 Minute Heroes Challenge include:
1.    Shuttle runs between 6 beacons, moving a cricket ball from one   beacon to the next.
2.    Target Throwing at a set of wickets.
3.    Skipping with a skipping rope.
4.    Catching balls off a rebound board.
5.    Weaving in and out of 10 slalom poles.

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