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Week Five – Shared stories

This week we challenged participants to step up the pace and do 60 minutes of exercise. Here’s some of the great examples of Kiwis getting active:

Jack P - Bayfield School


Bayfield School senior students stepping up the pace for the healthiest school challenge this week and playing multiple games of touch during their lunch times.

Jack P – Bayfield School

Toni O - Omanu School


This is Room 3 playing Hora Hopu – a traditional Maori game involving a Poi toa (poi used for game rather than performance). We made the poi toa ourselves and have practised swinging, throwing and catching these before learning to play Hora Hopu. Hora Hopu is a little bit like netball – you score by throwing and catching the poi toa from team member to team member. It’s great for fitness and skills and we’re getting pretty good at it now after lots of practising.

Toni O – Omanu School

Fiona S - Adventure School Support Crew

While our kids were in a dress rehearsal for a show, Andrea and I (half of Totara Crew) decided to use our time and went for an evening walk up and around Whiteria Park. Just an hour 25 and 7.5km. See us mum’s still got it!

Fiona S – Adventure School Support Crew

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