Teachers step out into challenge
Timaru teachers are tackling this year's Sea 2 Sea challenge by counting their every step.
Highfield School teachers, divided into teams, have been wearing pedometers in a bid to be at the top of their workplace challenge.
One team member from each team wears a pedometer and records their steps at the end of the day.
Sea 2 Sea is an annual six-week physical activity challenge that encourages participation from every workplace and community group.
It covers 240 kilometres over 40 days, from the Tasman Sea to the shores of Caroline Bay, with just 30 minutes of daily physical activity.
Although participants do not actually make the trip, their activity during the 40 days should equate to the 240km distance.
Highfield School's Sea 2 Sea coordinator Robyn Cooper said the pedometer concept had been popular among staff.
"It's encouraging the staff to get out walking, doing extra walks before and after school and during lunch times."
The pedometer challenge was initially only planned to be for a week, but will remain for the course of the challenge, she said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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