Sport & Exercise
Motueka High School
Asher didn’t know much about the Trades Academy when he was looking at his options for Year 12 subjects, but he was in the Sports Performance class at school and his teacher recommended it to him. Now, he’s really glad he decided to enrol. “I really like the physical side of the programme. In Trades we’re learning all about fitness, how the body works and how to avoid injury. I play touch and rugby so this is really helpful to my own sports playing.”
For Asher the best part of Trades is getting out and doing the things that he’s interested in. The combination of class time and practical gym activities really appeals. “We do full-on sports activities and then head back into the classroom. There’s lots of variety and we do different things all the time.” The Trades programme has helped him to develop his fitness and focus on different skills; as well as teaching him about correct training techniques. “The tutors have a really good sense of humour. They focus on us and help us develop our own personal goals”.
Asher would like to be involved in professional sports in the future and would recommend the Trades programme to other students who love sport and being active.