SPORT Southland’s Made to Move team hosted a Health and Physical Education Day last week – the first of its kind in New Zealand.
About 900 Year 5-8 pupils made their way to ILT Stadium Southland last week to take part in a range of dynamic sporting activities.
Made to Move member Ricky Bakker said the event was about exposing children to new ways of improving their physical and mental well-being.
“It’s not just about physical education, it’s about building relationships and community connections.
“Hopefully these kids will pick up something different from the day and pursue it outside of the event.”
From beat saber to indoor bowls and virtual reality games, schools from throughout Southland took part in the 22-sport event.
Venture Southland, YMCA Invercargill, Invercargill City Council representatives and the Halberg Foundation also helped out at the free event.
Images from Sport Southland’s Made to Move Health and Physical Education Day, held at ILT Stadium Southland last week. Photos: Abbey Palmer