Class Act ten years on: Kaikorai Valley College

Where are they now?

2011:  Head boy at his school, Ben Jowsey was the Otago 800m men’s champion and won silver in the event at the South Island secondary schools athletics championships. The treatment he received for a serious knee injury  inspired him to want to study physiotherapy.

2021: Jowsey is a physiotherapist for the Motus Health Network in Christchurch. Recent knee surgery has kept his running participation ‘‘pretty minimal’’ recently but he is working on returning to the sport.



2011: Jordyn Walker was head girl, an Otago age-group football
representative and a New Zealand under-17 triallist in 2010. She planned to study early childhood education.
2021: Walker is the manager at Waitaki Valley Preschool in Kurow and studying for a postgraduate diploma in leadership with Te Rito Maioha. She hopes to do a master’s in education next year. She plays football for Roslyn Wakari AFC in Dunedin, where she
is the women’s club captain.

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