Rosendal Intermediate School in Upington, South Africa won a Sport Court multi-sport game court for winning the 2016 Let’s Play ‘Schools Physical Education Challenge'.
The Let’s Play ‘Schools Physical Education Challenge’
In February of 2016 SuperSport and partners kicked off the second annual ‘Schools Physical Education Challenge’. The ‘Challenge’ is issued to all grade 4 students in South Africa Provinces. Each day, Let’s Play coaching teams will visit schools to run the ‘Challenge’ with students and teachers. The objective of the challenge is to see how many students can go through an obstacle course in 45 minutes.
The school with the highest number of students who complete the course in the allotted time will represent their province in the ‘Challenge’ final, which was held on November 5th, 2016.
The ‘Schools Physical Education Challenge’ was developed by Let’s Play and Active Education to make children passionate about sport and encourage schools to promote physical education.
Rosendal Intermediate School
Ronsedal Intermediate School prevailed over 600,000 students in 651 schools across all South African provinces to win the coveted prize – a multi-sport Sport Court game game court for their school! The multi-purpose court enables students to play five different sports, including soccer, netball, basketball, volleyball and tennis.
“The state-of-the-art multi-purpose court from Sport Court will ensure that we can continue to enhance our children’s education through sport,” said Anita Mathews, Executive Director of the Sports Trust via News 24.
Ronsedal Intermediate School received their prize on February 7th, 2017 at a ceremony where several dignitaries, including Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba, the Northern Cape’s MEC of Sport, Arts and Culture, were present.
Sport Court’s Shared Responsibility
Sport Court believes that children all around the world should have access to a safe place to play. A place that allows them to learn the values taught by sport.
Sport Court creates these places by partnering with non-profit organizations through our Courts for Communities program. Courts for Communities program to enhance the impact of non-profits in the community through employee support, funding support or programing support.
Sport Court’s Courts for Communities programing support and Let’s Play’s commitment to encourage and teach physical activity go hand-in-hand. Sport Court strives helps build places where community groups can run programing that engages kids and teaches honesty, respect, hard work, teamwork and a cultivates a love for play. Let’s Play puts Sport Court’s Courts for Communities mission into action by issuing challenges and creating programs for schools that encourage kids and teachers to use a safe playing environment for education and fun. Together, Sport Court and Let’s Play are creating a place that encourages play through education.
Congratulations to Ronsedal Intermediate School for winning the ‘Challenge’ and the prized gift of a Sport