The Wykeham-Collegiate

The Grade 1’s of The Wykeham Collegiate Junior School had a wonderful visit to Maywood Farm recently. From L-R : Hannah Bullock, Megan Huggett, Tatum Laing and Emma Stielau make friends with the farm dog.

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 Mobile Socks
The Wykeham Collegiate Grade 7 girls recently made birds out of baby socks which were then made into mobiles. The mobiles have been donated to the children’s wards at Grey’s Hospital.
Front : Nonsindiso Ncalane; Middle left to right : Ayesha Essa, Asmaa Mota, Lizo Mbatha, Milan Comley
Back : Meghann Hall

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Scholarship Awards 

Congratulations to the following Junior School girls from The Wykeham Collegiate who have been awarded Scholarships to the Senior School.

TWC-Girls-awarded-Scholarships-to-the-Senior-School-web-juneFront : Dominique Neumann (TWC Closed)
Middle : Rachel Taylor (Minor Sport), Yasha Nair (Major Music), Caitlyn de Valence (Minor Music)
Back : Jodie Conolly (Major Sport), Lauren Harries (Minor Boarding), Megan Christophers (Minor Academic)

 

Squash
Congratulations to the following girls from The Wykeham Collegiate who have been selected for KZN Squash Teams. U/14 A Tessa Foster, Alice Comrie and Shannon Firman. U/14 B Tara Wheeler and Amy Harris.   Front left to right : Tessa Foster, Alice Comrie, Shannon Firman;  Back left to right : Amy Harris and Tara WheelerTWC-girls-selected-for-KZN-Squash-web-june

 

U15 Netball
Congratulations to The Wykeham Collegiate U/15 netball girls who won their division of the Umgungundlovu School’s Netball Challenge. They represented the Umgungundlovu District at the KZN School’s Netball Challenge where they came third.
Front left to right : Fern Inman-Bamber, Luyanda Gumede, Joné Marx, Moyosore Lawal-Solarin, Mrs Anne-Lee Marx (Coach).  Back, left to right : Jade Newman, Vianina Rugani, Meaghan van der Velden, Jabulile Zuma

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KZN Inland Hockey
Congratulations to these girls from The Wykeham Collegiate who have been selected for KZN Inland Hockey Teams.
Back (U/12 A) left to right  :  Courtney Crookes, Emma Griffin,  Georgina Harries, Sigrid Aadnesgaard;  Front (U/13) left to right  :  Rebecca Munitich, Rachel Taylor, Jodie Conolly, Lauren Harries.  All these girls are members of the Junior School Open A hockey team which is coached by Jane Ryan.

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The Wykeham Collegiate Grades 10, 11 and 12 girls who take Sport & Exercise Science as a subject visited the new PRIME Human Performance Institute located at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

Here, they were addressed by Dr Craig Roberts, the current Springbok rugby doctor and were given the opportunity to experience some of the high-tech equipment available:
* VO2Max machine – measures lung capacity and how efficiently your body uses oxygen
* High Altitude Chamber – one of only a few in the world and the biggest in Africa that mimics the effects of exercise at high altitude
* Anti-gravity treadmill which is used for athletes suffering from leg injury who still need to maintain their cardiovascular fitness.  They run ‘on air’ and the programmer can pre-set the amount of body weight that will be supported by air
* Functional movement testing designed to assess an athlete’s muscle strength and weaknesses, as well as testing their core strength

The girls especially enjoyed the High Altitude Chamber, where they were allocated a stationary bike each and ‘raced’ against each other while the altitude was gradually increased – until they were racing at 2500m!  Each bike was pre-programmed with the girls’ heights and weights and their power-to-weight ratio measured. The girls could monitor their progress – and see who was ‘winning’ – via computer and TV screens.  After the race, the girls enjoyed an ice-bath (set to 10 degrees!).

PRIME were very obliging and went out of their way to make the girls’ visit educational and worthwhile.  The girls were also fortunate to meet Chad Le Clos, who was training in the gym while they were there.  The outing culminated in a visit to the Comrades Marathon Expo where the girls competed against one another on the Fitness Circuits.

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The Wykeham Collegiate Sports Science girls were very excited to have their picture taken with Chad Le Clos, who was training at the PRIME Human Performance Institute while they were there.