Caption: Students host run to raise funds.
Woodman students had their speed, coordination, stamina and agility challenged when they competed in the Woodman Running Club’s Obstacle Run.
The challenge was designed, organized and managed by the running club which is made up of junior and intermediate students. They wanted to raise funds to help finance the equipment, snacks and race entrance fees the club incurs each year. Students at Woodman and its twin school, Echo Place, paid an entrance fee and the competed to see who could complete the entire course in the fastest time. Trophies were awarded to the first place finishers at each school in each division: Primary, Junior and Intermediate, along with an overall winner.
The Running Club set-up the gymnasium of the Woodman Community Centre so that it was wall-to-wall obstacles, including a balance beam run; a “crawl and climb”, a rope pull and a “run and weave”. “It was awesome!” said Grade 5 student, Case Riddoch. “My favourite part was trying to find my way through the parachute.”
The Running Club coach and Gr 5/6 teacher, Mr Zelazny said, “This has been a great opportunity for these students to not only take on a leadership role in the school but to promote physical activity. They’re also taking some responsibility for the operation of their own club.”