Sport 4 Life programme a success

Wednesday 13 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Education, Local, National


Sport 4 Life programme a success
The year one to four kids at their beach day last week. 21101201 CISNOC

Young tamariki on their school holidays have known no such thing as boredom for the past week thanks to the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee’s popular school holiday programme, Sport 4 Life.

After a successful week one with 41 children in total attending, the programme is keeping a steady and ever popular momentum during week two.

The programme has provided children from Year 1 to Year 4 with fun, exercise and new friendships.

It continues this week for Years 5 to 8.

Carefully planned activities to make for a balanced week of keeping both the body and the mind active while away from school have been supervised by the CISNOC team.

These include gymnastics and Olympic activities on Monday, basketball and yoga on Tuesday, outdoor education and fun activities on Wednesday, aquatics and beach games on Thursday, and crafts, games and volleyball to wrap it up on Friday.

“Each of the children enrolled in the programme indicated goals that they were hoping to achieve, some of these goals include socialization, increasing physical activity, and exposure to new or different sporting activities.

“It may be fair to say that throughout the week the kids participated in at least one activity that was new or different to them,” said Keziah Lewis, member of CISNOC.

“From what we have heard, both the parents and the children have been happy with the results of the programme.

“We are open to any feedback as it will help with the development of any future programmes that we may have,” she said.

CISNOC wanted to say thank you to Victoria Dearlove, Cook Islands Gymnastics, Cook Islands Basketball, Cook Islands Aquatics, and Cook Islands Volleyball for volunteering time and equipment to be used throughout the two week programme.

Gymnastics has proven one of the most popular and much loved activities to get the heart rate up. 21101202 CISNOC

Arts and crafts tables have been the go for one of Friday’s activities. 21101203 CISNOC

It was a week of new friends and much fun for the littlest participants of the programme. 21101204 CISNOC

The older kids have enjoyed their week so far with outdoor fun activities at the Nikao Hall. 21101209 CISNOC

A learn to swim programme helped the small kids beat the heat last week. 21101211 CISNOC


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