Central Leader : November 12th 2010
2 CENTRAL LEADER, NOVEMBER 12, 2010 NEWS Office Ph 630 5419 Fax 630 5435 Editor Katherine Forbes email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Jeff Clayton email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 52,975 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Wednesday/ Friday to Balmoral, Epsom, Greenlane, Hillsborough, Lynfield, Mt Albert (south of railway line), Mt Eden, Mt Roskill, Morningside, New Windsor, One Tree Hill, Onehunga, Oranga, Owairaka, Penrose (not Te Papapa), Royal Oak, Sandringham, Three Kings. Unit 1.3, 72 Dominion Road. Private Bag 56910, Mt Eden. www.centralleader.co.nz 33242703AF WITH PASTORS PETER & BEV MORTLOCK MT WELLINGTON Mt Wellington Highway - Entrance, Aranui Rd, opposite Sylvia Park. Saturday 6pm - Sunday 10am & 6pm - All Welcome. 0800 CHURCH - www.cityimpactchurch.com Sports stars teach game of life By CARLY TAWHIAO Better play: From left: Eroni Clarke, Jerome Ropati, Callum McKenzie, Clark Sceats, Anna Richards, Matt Casey and Grace Evans are integrating game play with the game of life. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Sport stars are helping give some valu- able lessons to primary schools pupils with the launch of a new teaching aide. Cracker Jack Kids is a resource that applies sports language and experiences to everyday life to help encourage confidence and competence. Last month former All Black Eroni Clarke, Black Fern Anna Richards and rugby league player Jerome Ropati shared their stories with a recent recruit to the programme, Cornwall Park Primary School. Using the unit theme, being better than before, each athlete shared their experiences about the need to continu- ally improve yourself despite the knock-backs. My father used to say: With every cloud of disappointment there's an opportunity','' Ms Richards says. Be the best you can be by putting effort in and don't let anybody butt in to change your dreams.'' Other messages included setting goals and having belief in yourself to achieve your goal by training harder. Cracker Jack Kids was introduced this year following a successful national pilot programme that has been developed by Quantum Sport. The charitable trust, which was set up in 2005, aims to build great people through sport. Each of the nine units contains about a term's worth of classroom work which is delivered by the teachers. As well as building confidence and competence using sport and games, it enables them to create a positive learning environment. Cracker Jack Kids educator Sue Morris says about 20 schools are already running the programme with great success. We're making a paradigm shift. Cracker Jack Kids is designed to dem- onstrate how the fundamentals of sport, games and life go together. It promotes excellence as an athlete and excellence as a person.'' She says learning about game rules and boundaries for fairness and safety can be taken to all areas of life and support from inspirational sporting role models definitely helps raise the children's level of engagement. Ten-year-old Callum McKenzie agrees. It's really cool and really exciting.'' Visit www.quantumsport.com for more information.
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