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Year 8 Police Competency Challenge

On Tuesday 15th February, six Year 8 girls competed in the regional Police Competency Challenge in Hastings. As the teams need to be mixed we joined with local schools, Hereworth and Lindisfarne College, to make up the teams of four.

The afternoon was run by Hastings Police Youth Aid Officer, Christine Lieppen and people from Blue Light. The course is the actual Police fitness test that police complete regularly but we competed as a team rather than individuals. This is an obstacle course which involves going over, through, around and under things, dragging dummies, lifting things and running.

From this competition the fastest team from the Hastings district won the right to travel to the National PCT competition which is being held at the Royal New Zealand Police College on the weekend 8th April – 10th April 2011.

The teams were able to have a short practice before competing and this allowed them to devise some strategies for tackling the different obstacles.

The results were fabulous with Kate Karika and Olivia McLeod’s team placed second (1st Hastings team), Kate Laracy and Rebecca Boyd’s team third, and Taylor Davis and Bronte Spierings-Abel fourth and fifth.
With Kate and Olivia gaining first place for the Hastings section they now head to Wellington to Trentham to compete in the National Challenge.

Congratulations to all the girls and a big thank you to Hereworth and Lindisfarne College!