Per­for­mance per­cep­tion height­ened

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

On track: On Tues­day, April 8, Room 1 from Mata­mata Pri­mary School went to the new Avan­tidrome in Cam­bridge.

The trip was in con­junc­tion with the term theme – faster, fur­ther, longer, stronger – in which the key ques­tions were: How do we get the sport­ing edge? And how do we im­prove our per­for­mance?

The chil­dren and par­ents were taught how to use the track bikes by ac­cred­ited track cy­clists and had the op­por­tu­nity to cy­cle around the track.

They were given a tour of the velo­drome and spo­ken to by the New Zealand team coach and a sprint pur­suit ath­lete, learn­ing what it takes to be a top ath­lete and the sac­ri­fices that ath­lete takes to be at the top of their cho­sen dis­ci­pline.

Teacher Shanekea But­ler said it was a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity and a very valu­able fa­cil­ity to have in Waikato. She would like to thank Baigent Mo­tors for the spon­sor­ship of a van and the par­ents who came along to help out on the day.

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