Monday 07 August 2017

Victorian AeroSchools Championships

We are very proud to announce that on Friday 4 August, Ivanhoe Grammar School won the Victorian AeroSchools Primary School Championships!

Taking out the number one position out of 130 schools, the Buckley House squad was made up of 27 students from Years 3-6. They went into the competition as underdogs and squared up to some very strong competition. Training hard since February, the win may be unexpected but it is definitely well-deserved. The team behaved beautifully at the competition and supported one another on what was a very long and gruelling day.

The day before, 32 senior students from The Ridgeway Campus also competed in the AeroSchools Championship at Secondary School level and while they took home plenty of medals, the top prize alluded them. What makes the Ivanhoe Grammar School Aerobics program so special is that many students come back to coach the juniors when they reach secondary school and so a win for Buckley House is a win for everyone. The program has also been a great avenue for female role-modelling and leadership, proven once again on the weekend with the mutual respect demonstrated between the junior and senior competitors.

Six students from Buckley House and an amazing 22 from TRC qualified for the National Championships to be held next month in Bendigo.

Congratulations to everyone involved!