As with everyone in Australia and around the world, staying fit and active during lockdowns can be challenging.
With the stay at home orders in place across Greater Sydney, students were unable to continue participating in their usual sport, therefore the KRB Sport and PDHPE Department strived to create new and exciting ways to keep students active and connected within the school community.
It was important for us to have a variety of programs to keep students motivated and to keep exercise interesting. It has been especially important to stay active during this time with the benefits of exercise being both physical and mental health.
Saturday sport was replaced with IGSA zoom workouts where a points tally was collected and KRB competed against other schools. Every Saturday IGSA had a different themed workout for students to participate in to earn points for their school.
As all winter or Term 3 sports programs were cancelled, the sports department continued to post weekly training sessions to give students some training ideas for students to participate in at home. This period also allowed for students to learn new skills and participate in sports they would not usually have access to with their busy school schedule. Student progress and successes were shared with the KRB community.
The Glory Shield
The sports and house captains also created a four-week challenge for students to earn house points for The Glory Shield. Students shared photos each week as a submission to the competition in their challenges including weekly competitions in baking, yoga, outdoor adventures and a class Kahoot or Kawho.
With students now returning to campus, we are looking forward to participating in the KRB return to sport program. Given we will be under Level 3 restrictions we will be starting with sports in a COVID-safe environment and hopefully back to normal in the coming months.
Our students have shown great resilience during this period by getting involved and supporting each other to stay positive and engaged in all activities available.
They have kept the KRB Spirit strong!
Head of Sport