New Fitness Track at Rosebank Primary School

  • 14-Jul-20
  • News Funding Stories

It is great to read the feedback from pupils on how a new Fitness Track at Rosebank Primary School in Balclutha is making a difference and positive impact.

Otago Community Trust was pleased to award a $16,880 grant to Rosebank Primary School in July of last year to support the school with the development of a new school fitness track. The new fitness track is a dual track with 7 matching 'obstacles' in each lane and the feedback from the school and its pupils is outstanding.

"The track is used daily by students across the school. We're seeing an increasing number of students choosing to use this in their break times, as well as classes using it for fitness, maths, science etc... With a wider range of physical equipment available for students at break times, we are seeing a calmer playground with more students actively involved".


It is great to also read that teachers are doing all they can to incorporate the use of the new fitness track into the school’s teaching programmes enabling them to achieve the school’s strategic target of including regular quality physical activity in classroom programmes.

The dual aspect of the track will promote healthy competition along with team spirit and a sense of accomplishment.

What the Rosebank Pupils think...

"It was great being able to come out of BORING old quarantine and being able to play on the fitness course. I hope you had a good quarantine and this terrible pandemic hasn't had a big impact on you and your families". Hakopa Saimoni

I am Kupa Rose from Rosebank School in Balclutha. I am writing this letter to thank you for the grant of $16,800 for the new fitness course that was built last year. It is a bit late, but I just wanted to thank you. It's a wonderful new addition to the school. It even has a new hiding spot in it. It's very rare that we get any new playing equipment, thank you again.

Hi, I'm Kayson, a Year 8 student from Rosebank Primary School. I'm writing to you to thank you for your generous donation to Rosebank School which helped us to build a fitness track. The fitness track is a fun time for P.E. We all line up in two lines and do a time trial, it's awesome. The track is also used during play times and lunchtimes. It was so popular that we had to make rules about who could use it at certain times. It's great because it is open to the community and anyone can access it.

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