College sports day a hit with pupils

Monday March 26, 2018 Written by Published in Education
College sports day a hit with pupils

The annual Tereora College sports day held at Nukupure Park last Friday afternoon was a great success for the school.

 

The four anau groups -Te Manga, Te Kou, Maungaroa and Ikurangi were all vying for top spot, with students competing in Rippa Rugby, soccer, volleyball and for the first time, stand-up paddle boarding.

The school’s head of physical education, Adrian Hopwood, said student participation numbers were up on last year.

“I would say we had around 550 out of our roll over just over 700, which is fantastic”.

Hopwood also said the introduction of a stand-up paddle board event to replace vaka paddling was also a success.

“Logistically it works a lot better for us than vaka, and the kids seem to have enjoyed it just as much.”

For the second year in a row Te Manga won the overall title, finishing just 40 points ahead of Maungaroa, who were close behind in second place on 600.

Te Kou finished in third with 540 points and Ikurangi rounded out the group in fourth position on 460.

The next chance for the college groups to gain points will be at the highly-anticipated anau cultural event in the last week of this term.

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