Kids' assault course muddy good fun

Last updated 08:09 04/04/2014
Tough Kid assault course
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MUDDY GOOD FUN: Selwyn students compete in the Tough Kid urban assault course.

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Hundreds of primary school students have tested their mettle on Selwyn's inaugural Tough Kid urban assault course.

Seven Selwyn schools, from Aidanfield to Hororata, took part in the ActivePost event at Rolleston's Foster Park yesterday.

Obstacles on the 2.5 kilometre course included tyre runs, mud pits, container crawls and waterslides.

Christchurch's first Tough Kid event was held at Riccarton in December.

Sport Canterbury chief executive Julyan Falloon said the success of that occasion showed teachers took a "genuine interest" in encouraging students to be more active and build confidence.

"We are excited to see this event grow and involve even more Canterbury schools," he said.

About 900 students took part yesterday, with bookings nearly filling up in the first week of registration.

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