Students surf in to class at beach

THE tide was low with not much wave action but that did not stop several dozen Year 11 and 10 students from Georges River Grammar having the time of their lives paddling in and waiting for a break at Cronulla Surf Academy last week.

The PDHPE (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education) students from Year 11 and the PASS (Physical Activity and Sports Studies) students from Year 10, were extremely happy to get a taste of what they have been missing out on this year, according to PDHPE Head Teacher Greg Harland.
“It’s a nice way to wrap up a challenging year as we are always looking for activities outside of the traditional ones, to stretch our students and get them out of their comfort zones,” he said.
“We’ve also taken them to Cables Wake Park at Penrith and Treetop Rope climbing at Yarramundi in the Hawkesbury.”
Mr Garland said the feedback from the students had all been so positive that the school has had to field many requests from students in Year 9 and 10 wanting to switch electives to PASS.
“A lot of students would have visited the beach and all passed our competent swimmers requirements but not too many would have tried surfing so we were very pleased to have been able to offer this activity,” he said.
“They loved, they had a blast and they’re still talking about it.”