Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Potchefstroom Boys High School competes for outdoor gym
Potchefstroom Boys High School, North West, 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.
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.
All students were invited to participate which resulted in most of the school pitching up to compete. “The boys got into the spirit of things and there were a lot of laughs at the lack of skipping prowess,” said Alexander Paiva, director of sport.
Potch Boys High has not progressed through to the regional finals of the Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge this year but vow to be back next year. “We are working on the team for next season in both the batting and bowling departments, said Paiva.
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.
For full competition terms and conditions please visit http://www.cocacola.co.za/".
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