Surf's up for Centaur students
SWAPPING the classroom for the waves is no problem for this group of Centaur Public School students.
School may be out for the Easter break but that has not stopped a group of keen students from hitting the waves as part of their sporting program.
Year 6 teacher Tim Regan said the students were happy to swap the school uniform for board shorts and wetsuits every Friday as part of the school’s sporting program.
“The surfing program offers the children the chance to experience a different form of sport that is healthy, exciting and one they can easily pursue, especially as we live near and have access to the most beautiful beaches in the world,” Mr Regan said.
The students have been leaning the way of the waves with Gold Coast surfing school Walkin’ on Water.
“They show us simple technical skills, step by step demonstrations, explanations and lessons that has children up surfing, bodysurfing and paddle boarding as soon as possible,” Mr Regan said.
Student Samantha Storer said she enjoyed learning how to surf the right way safely.
“I feel good and proud of my efforts throughout the term learning to surf,” Samantha said.