The role that physical activity plays in positive mental health was acknowledged at Kapunda High School’s inaugural Well-being Expo, which Netball SA and Adelaide Thunderbird Cat Tuivaiti attended.
The philosophy behind the expo, held in late September, was for the school to take a proactive approach to student well-being and positive mental health, by preparing the students with the skills to work through the tough times they might face.
They were also introduced to a range of services and providers available to assist them, including Shine SA, Centrecare and Headspace.
The organisers also wanted students to have a good time and enhance their well-being through being active and participating in the sports they enjoy.
Physical activities students participated in included, footy kicking with the SANFL, self-defence, rock-climbing, yoga, Zumba and an introduction to Fast5 Netball.
The students were given a run-down on Fast5 – a faster paced, less strict version of the game, and received shooting tips from Tuivaiti.
They put the tips into practice in a 30-second shoot-out competition where the aim was to shoot as many goals as possible during the time limit using the 1, 2 and 3 points shots of Fast5.
Fast5 is netball – but now as you know it. With less rules, the game is played at a faster pace. The best Fast5 netballers are on court for the Fast5 World Series in Melbourne at the end of October, including our very own Adelaide Thunderbirds player, Kate Shimmin.
For further information about Fast5 in South Australia, click here.
Photo: Adelaide Thunderbirds player Cat Tuivaiti pictured with students from Kapunda High School.