Let’s Play relaunches nationwide schools challenge

Let’s Playschools challenge 2016
Farrarmere Primary School's Let's Play Physical Education Challenge,

Following the highly successful inaugural event last year, involving 403 000 learners across 473 primary schools, SuperSport re-launched the Let’s Play Physical Education Challenge on 1 February.
The challenge is a nationwide event targeted at Grade 4s from among South Africa’s 18 000 primary schools.
The primary objective of the challenge is to reinforce the instruction of curriculum-oriented physical education and to promote physical activity in all schools.
Let’s Play coaching teams will target various schools each day to run the Physical Education Challenge. The fittest Grade 4 learners per school will compete, after which the top three schools per province will qualify for the provincial semifinal, leading to an overall provincial winner. The final will take place at the end of October.
The obstacle course challenge is designed to accommodate both boys and girls and will be standardised at every competing school. It includes football slalom dribble, catch and throw, mini hurdles, rope pull and an agility drill; all of which are completed in a matter of minutes.
While activity is the central focus of the challenge, it will also draw attention to a major social issue among youngsters: bullying. UFC athlete and Let’s Play ambassador, Garreth ‘Soldierboy’ McLellan, as well as leading sports personalities, will make appearances at schools to address the issue.
The fittest primary school per province will compete for the title with the grand prize a R1.3-million all-purpose, all-weather multi-use sport court to be built at the winning school, sponsored by the Sports Trust.
Winners of the 2015 Let’s Play Physical Education Challenge, Riverview Primary from Worcester in the Western Cape, were presented with their fully installed sports court by the Honorable Minister of Sport, Fikile Mbalula.
The Let’s Play Physical Education Challenge is endorsed by the Department of Basic Education, the Department of Sport and Recreation, the Sports Trust, the Physical Education Institute of SA, Unicef and MultiChoice.
Schools are invited to enter by calling one of the following two numbers: 011-849-7411 or 079-529-8862 (all hours).
Schools may also email physedchallenge@activeeducation.co.za.