Hills District Think Tank

2017 06 22 hills district think tank web 14The Hills District “Think Tank” network is a new initiative for K-6 that aims to provide opportunities for high ability students to meet and engage in enriched learning opportunities across a wide range of subject areas. This network is in collaboration between seven schools across the Hills District including Pacific Hills, Hills Grammar, Australian International Academy, Hills Adventist College, Rouse Hill Anglican College, Tangara and William Clarke College.

Last Thursday, four students in Year 5 and 6 were invited to attend the first “Think Tank” workshop entitled “Sports Science - Behind the Scenes of our Elite Athletes”. Mrs Alyssa McMurray ran the workshop, a talented sports person herself and a Junior School teacher at Hills Grammar. Miss McMurray has played in representative teams for Netball, European Handball and Touch Football. Sophie Amerongen (Athletics), Regan Bridgewater (Cricket), Emily Crawford (Athletics) and Ethan Geelan (Trampoline) met with other talented sports students from the member schools and spent the day investigating the science behind our elite athletes.

This was a “hands on” investigation with our students analysing their own fitness and technique specific to their sport. At the end of the day, the students came away with an ebook that they had created about their sport that included an analysis of their own performance on the iPad.

Other workshops in the pipeline are:
Debating Skills and the Secrets Behind Adjudication - scheduled for Term 3, for Stage Two students.
Creative Writing and Cookie Characters - scheduled for Term 4, for Stage One students.

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