The Year 12 & 13 PE classes competed in the recent Auckland Secondary Schools’ Tough Guy & Gal Challenge at Woodhill Forest. A run through mud, swamp, streams, hills, obstacles and even electric shocks was a challenge the students took on with plenty of enthusiasm!
Dale Pitout in Year 13 proved to be the toughest guy of them all by winning the overall 6km race in an incredible time of 27 minutes. He is now the Auckland Champion for this event, well done Dale. Ms Fegan also claimed the prize of fastest Lynfield College teacher, easily defeating Mr Angus and Mr Christie who also competed. It was also great to have ex-student Tyla Nathan-Wong come along as part of the staff and help support the students.
Above : The group of competing students about to tackle the challenge
Right : Mr Angus, Ms Fegan, Mr Christie, Tyla Nathan Wong (former student).
The students were competing in this as part of their course programme and if they completed the course in a certain time, could gain NCEA level 2 or 3 credits. Despite the miserable weather adding to the occasion, all students gave the daunting course their best and “most” commented later at how much fun it had been.
This is proving to be a very popular event and one that the PE department is keen to continue in future years.
This week the Year12 Physical Education classes are on camp. The Land group went from Monday to Wednesday. The Water group will go on Wednesday and return Friday.
On Tuesday the Land group were involved with shooting, mountain biking, & beach skills. The day had started with a tramp after getting up at 6.30am. Unfortunately the weather has been hot, cold, dry and wet. This has made it difficult to have the right gear for each activity.
The shooting and biking have been conducted under the guidance of trained YMCA instructors. In the bike photo a student listens as the instructor gives final instructions before heading out. Hazard identification and preparedness have been key skills for these students and can help them gain NCEA credits.