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Saturday 2 April 2011 | Published in Regional


There was plenty of excitement on the bowling green yesterday as Tereora College year 13 students wrapped up 10 weeks of lawn bowls coaching with Vana Ohmsen of the Rarotonga Bowling Club.

The lawn bowls lessons are not all fun and games though as the students must complete assignments to earn NCEA credits for their physical education course.

Ohmsen told the students that a few of them had earned ‘excellence’ as part of their lawn bowls final assessment and that all had shown improvements throughout the 10-week programme.

Once the students are introduced to the game – they must show they understand the game through practical and written assessments.

This is the third year that Tereora College students have taken lawn bowls lessons to earn NCEA credits in physical education and with the growing popularity of the game among the students, it is sure to be part of the national college’s PE programme for some time.

Before the students showed off their excellent bowling skills, the year 13 class presented Ohmsen with a gift to thank her for the countless hours she has put into coaching them.