Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Selborne College competes for an outdoor gym at the Coca-Cola 30 Minutes Challenge

Selborne College, East London, 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.

In fitting with the objective of the exercise, Shane Viviers, the school gym coordinator, invited every student to participate, whether they excelled in sport or not.  “At a glance the activities looked easy, but the boys said they required a lot of strength and stamina to complete the circuit in as quick a time as possible.  The biggest challenge for the boys was the skipping, but I am sure that all schools will have the same problem.”

Being physically active is a key objective of Selborne.  “It is compulsory for every student to participate in one summer and one winter sport. As a result we have excellent sportsmen in squash, water polo, tennis, cricket, rugby, rowing, swimming, hockey and golf.”

Selborne is doing well in the Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge.  “We won all our local games, the last one was against Dale College which we won by 7 wickets.  The next game will be the regional finals in February,” said Viviers.

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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