What’s been happening in SEED 2020
We’ve had a very busy and exciting start to the year in SEED. Here is an update on what has been happening.
We currently have 83 Year 9 & 10 students in our SEED program- every Wednesday morning they participate in specialist coaching sessions in either football, basketball or soccer. We have once again been lucky enough to acquire the services of some of the highest qualified coaches for our students. It has been great to see 100% participation and effort in these sessions. Students also spend 1 hour a week participating in fitness activities run by personal trainers and 1 hour focussing on theory around sports performance and preparing them for VCE PE/Sport & Recreation pathways.
All Year 7 & 8’s have been participating in a swimming program every Friday for the past three weeks during our two hour SEED block. The next four weeks we have ten specialist athletic coaches providing specialist coaching for all 240 Year 7 & 8 students at the Goldsworthy Athletics Track and Windsor Park/Tallis Campus.
The Year 7 & 8 Development squad had their first day on Wednesday. Students spent the day familiarising themselves with the specialist coaching sessions, what recovery will look like at Waterworld and then they spent the afternoon at Barwon Sports Academy covering a range of topics related to elite sporting performance and leadership.
We are also launching training sessions and specific sport squads in the next few weeks to cater for students completing VCAL and VCE. On Tuesday morning we had around 20 students participate in a specialist coaching session in volleyball. Next Wednesday our senior basketball squad will begin training and we are also finalising a time when our senior soccer program can start.
On Wednesday we had some of the leaders in industry visit the Goldsworthy campus as part of a working party assembled to improve sporting opportunities for students in the Northern suburbs. The ‘Sport in the North’ group aim to break down some of the barriers stopping children from participating in physical activity, and in particular, benefitting from long term involvement in sport and local sporting clubs.
If any staff know of students within our college who want to play sport for a local club please get their details and pass on to Stoofa or Ben Lowery.