Chisnallwood Pupils Take Out Super 10s Competition
Chisnallwood Intermediate School pupils won the Youthtown Super 10s competition.
The competition involved seven other schools and took place at Wilding Park.
Every team had 10 players which played handball, floor-ball and indoor bowls.
Sports that pupils wouldn’t normally play are chosen at the beginning of the term and taught from weeks one to eight.
The pupils then come together at the end of the term and compete for their school to showcase what they have learnt.
The Super 10s programme is designed for pupils who are not competing in organised competition during school time such as Hagley Park afternoon sport.
Teams are selected by the schools, however, pupils chosen are not necessarily elite or A team members, they are students that would not usually be chosen to represent and get an opportunity to win a medal.
Youthtown is a nationwide not-for-profit organisation that encourages developing pupil’s physical ‘literacy’, confidence, competence, participation and engagement through sport, among other things.
Other awards on the day included MVP of the tournament and the value shield. Winners are chosen by the pupils.
Haeata Community Campus and Te Pa o Rakaihautu were also involved.
Originally published HERE on 6 October 2017 by Sophie Cornish for Star Media