Two Dunedin physical education teachers are among eight
nationwide to receive prestigious awards to study overseas.
Kaikorai Valley College physical education head and Sport in
Education Project leader Craig Reddington and Queen's High
School Sport in Education Project leader Karen Palmer won New
Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council Peter Sharp Study
The awards are presented annually to eight of the country's
most experienced school sports leaders who deliver quality
sporting opportunities for their pupils, and influence
sporting agendas, in both their school and the wider
To have two awarded in Dunedin exceeded the odds, Mr
The two will go to Melbourne in November to look at some of
the Australian sports schools and colleges and attend the
Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and
Recreation Conference, where they will give a presentation on
the New Zealand Sport and Education Project.
Miss Palmer said Queen's High School and Kaikorai Valley
College had put a lot of work into developing the Sport in
Education Project in their respective schools, and she believed
going to Melbourne would help reinforce some of the ideas and
strategies already in place.
It was hoped the trip would also help make the project more
She said the project involved weaving sport into all areas of
''We're looking for teachers to use sport and the values of
sport to connect with their subjects.
''For example, using karate to teach physics, using
basketballs to teach rhythm and tempo in music classes, and
using sporting statistics in mathematics.''