Both the Year 9 and 10 CYGNET Sports Programme students have been busy since retuning to school. The CYGNET classes had an opportunity to meet recently retired Black Sticks player Brooke Neal, who visited the school as part of the New Zealand Olympic Committee Ambassador Programme. Brooke has had to deal with many obstacles during her hockey career and shared with the CYGNET students her key learnings in regards to dealing with challenges, stress and building resiliency. Brooke also ran an interactive workshop for a small group of junior students not involved in CYGNET.
The CYGNET Sports Programme students also recently had a visit from physiotherapist Simon Keepa and the team at D3 Tape. Simon ran a strapping workshop for both Year 9 and 10 classes, with the Year 10s focusing more on how to strap themselves. All the students learnt different strapping techniques, had a great time and also walked away with a D3 Strapping Kit.