Coledale’s kids are about to get a whole lot fitter thanks to a fantastic collaboration with the students from Bulli High.
The High School and Coledale Public school students have worked together on a new fitness circuit which has been installed at Coledale, to encourage both students and staff to engage in a healthy lifestyle, and it has been officially opened today.
The circuit is the result of the Developing Future Leaders program, run by Bulli High School, and supported by Thirroul Austinmer Lions Club.
Student leaders today introduced the fitness circuit and carried out the official opening, saying they created the circuit so the kids and the teachers can be fit and healthy.
Coledale’s Assistant Principal Jen Dowling says the fitness circuit idea came from the primary school students, who then worked together to bring the project to fruition.
“It’s been a great project for the students and a huge learning experience,” she says. “They have been able to see the project all the way through, from the initial planning stages to fundraising and promotion, through to working with a Senior Sport and Exercise Science lecturer about the best equipment and types of exercises. They’ve even designed the instructional posters.”
Each class has also worked with local artists Lara Seresin and Annie to create a mural and terracotta sculptures to enhance the fitness space, which has been modelled on the Rainbow Serpent.
“Every student at the school has been involved in some way,” says Jen. ‘The children are excited about the new fitness circuit and are just busting to start using it!”