The Athletic Project has been running throughout this scholastic year on National basis. During Phase 1 all State schools Year 4 students have practising in 4 different athletic disciplines; a 60m Sprint, a 600m Long-Run, a Standing Broad Jump and a Throw. The group of Peripatetic PE Teachers at MRC have been working hard with their respective students and all students have been presented with a vibrant certificate indicating the personal best achievement in all four mentioned disciplines. During Phase 2 selected students from each school met for the ATQuadkids Intra-College Meet-up event that was held on Friday 20th January 2017.
On the 21st April, 125 qualifying finalists deriving from the 10 State Colleges in Malta & Gozo met at the Matthew Micallef St. John Athletic Stadium in Marsa for the 1st Edition of the ATQuadKids Finals. Our College has been represented by the following students who have been working very hard with their respective school teachers to improve their development in their field:
Luca Bezzina (Naxxar), Antonio Overend (Gharghur), Casey Crawley (SPB) & Rebecca Cutajar (Mellieha) in the 60mtr Flat Sprint.
Zak Aquilina (Mosta), Max Styles (SPB), Danica Conti (Mellieha) & Pheeby Portelli (Mellieha) in the 600mtr Long-run.
SJ Sammut (Gharghur), Nicholas Facciol (Naxxar) & Kristina Vella (Mellieha) in the 800g Javelin Training Ball
Illian Grima (Mellieha), Jacob Chemlouol (Naxxar) & Maria Mifsud (Gharghur) in the Standing Broad Jump.
Following a number of hot and sunny summer-like days we woke up to embrace a general cloudy overcast with the possibility of some showers! Following the initial mass-movement ice-breaker led by Ms. Analisa the adrenalin shot-up quickly the programme hit the road. Every student gave the maximum efforts on individual basis and also as a College-Team. The main key behind the Athletic Project has been to shift from the regular mass-participation in physical activity to a healthy competition. This gives our young talented and promising students the necessary cling to achieve their maximum abilities like warriors. In addition these young pioneers serve as role models to encourage their class colleagues to keep on working harder through their tasks and develop their personal healthy lifestyles through regular physical activity and regular healthy eating habits.
The following are the placements achieved by the MRC students:
Luca Bezzina, 1st Place in the 60mtr Flat Sprint – Boys,
Pheeby Portelli, 1st Place in the 600mtr Long-run – Girls,
SJ Sammut, 3rd Place in the Throw – Boys,
Kristina Vella 1st Place in the Throw – Girls,
Jacob Chemloul, 1st Place in the Jump – Boys and
Illian Grima 2nd Place in the Jump Boys.
Collectively our College-Team collected 24 points placing 1st to engrave the College name on the College Shield which will be enjoyed by our respective schools during the next scholastic year.
An appreciation goes to all Year 4 Class Teachers, SMT Members, the College Principal and Parents alike for their support whenever required. Mostly, a round of applause goes to the MRC PE Peripatetic Teachers, Ms. Yanika, Mr. Miguel, Mr. David, Mr. Kyle, Mr. Dario & Mr. Edmund for their regular assistance and even beyond with their holistic and broad performance throughout…WELL DONE!
“We are not seeking Champions. We want to support the development of talented Young Athletes to challenge their hurdle using maximum efforts like warriors”
Mr. Edmund Mifsud
MRC PE Teacher