NSC hosts World Challenge Day activity
The searing mid-morning heat did not deter scores of students from schools in Georgetown and outlying areas to engage in activities to observe World Challenge Day 2017.
World Challenge Day is observed every year on May 31, and the idea is to encourage persons to get involved in some form of physical activity for 15 minutes per day. The turnout on Wednesday was not massive by any means, but the enthusiasm and eagerness displayed by the students, decked out in National Sports Commission branded jerseys, were admirable.
Director of Sport Christopher Jones says the National Sports Commission would have invited schools in Georgetown and some outlying areas to be part of the activity, and the students were taken through their paces by fitness instructor, Tyson English.
Jones said the Commission is keen on a promoting healthy lifestyle and he urged the students to spread the message of staying fit and healthy with their colleagues, family members and neighbours.
The activity lasted for just about an hour, with a special bunch from Linden also joining in the fun and displaying their skipping skills. The Lindeners were part of the ‘Skip to my Lou’ competition in the Mining Town recently, and they caught the eyes of many onlookers with their well-coordinated and breathtaking displays.
World Challenge Day is a programme run by the Trim and Fitness International Sport for All Association (TAFISA) and held annually in more than 100 countries across the world for the past 20 years.
This is a day when everyone who wishes can join in a sports event or a specific physical activity for at least 15 minutes without a break. Its objective is to foster widespread promotion of the healthy lifestyle through regular physical exercise, or other type of physical activity and sports.
It is an opportunity for a large number of people regardless of age and social standing, disadvantaged and elderly people to engage in the practice of sports or a specific physical activity in their municipalities, districts, residential areas or on their jobs.