A select group of Year 7/8 athletes recently participated in the Bluelight Canterbury PCT competition.
The Bluelight Physical Competency Test Competition involves teams of four Year 7&8 students racing through the same test that the Police undertake each year as part of their job requirements.
This event has been running for twelve years and this year was the first year that Oaklands was represented at the competition. In the back of everyone's minds was the fact that the winning team would win an all expenses trip to Wellington to compete in the National Physical Competency test Competition. Both of our teams represented Oaklands with pride and demonstrated fantastic energy, team work, resilience and determination as they raced through the various obstacles.
The Oaklands A team came agonisingly close to taking out first place and winning the trip to Wellington, with less than two seconds separating Oaklands and eventual winners St. Patricks Bryndwer. A fantastic effort from a very skilled and focussed group of athletes.
It is fair to say that the day was a success and we will definitely be looking to make this competition a regular feature of the year 7/8 calendar from now on.