On the last day of term 2 when others were perhaps winding down to the Easter break the ladies of SOCC were warming up to run the inaugural SOCC ladies mini marathon .As the pink flags were raised over the college to mark the event the mini marathon itself marked the launch of the Fitness Initiative Team's campaign to encourage all members of our community to get active and stay active . Research has indicated that the teenage years are critical in terms of developing an interest in sport . The F.I.T team at SOCC is seeking ,through a variety of means ,to ensure that the needs of our students in this regard are supported .Over the coming months and years the team will facilitate participation in a wide range of non- competitive sporting activities at the school to compliment the wide range of successful competitive opportunities currently offered at SOCC.
The focus of the team on Friday was clearly on the ladies - a sea of pink covered the school as nearly 400 students and staff embraced the initiative and completed the mini marathon course in considerable style and in many cases at considerable speed. Chairperson of the FIT team teacher Sarah Cornyn was overwhelmed by the magnitude of the response " I had originally considered that as this was to be our first event we might perhaps have 100 participants , it became evident very quickly that the level of interest exceeded my expectation ! " With a strong team behind Sarah and much appreciated support from the PE department a spectacular event was organised . All participants were awarded a medal of completion and many were keen to sign up to the next event