South Lake PS Year 3 and 4 students get rocked by West Coast’s Mark Hutchings


South Lake students Hunter Shepherd and Mikaeli Ma-Ake with West Coast Eagles player Mark Hutchings (centre). Picture: Will Russell d468993
South Lake students Hunter Shepherd and Mikaeli Ma-Ake with West Coast Eagles player Mark Hutchings (centre). Picture: Will Russell d468993

HE was just a few kilometres from the Fremantle Dockers’ new base but West Coast’s Mark Hutchings was still king of the kids during a clinic last week.

The midfielder visited South Lake Primary School to deliver his club’s Rock My School program, taking Year 3 and 4 students through a series of football drills and games all designed to promote skill development, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Physical education specialist Travis Vandermeer said students enjoyed the activities and the chance to meet and learn from an AFL player.

“Clinics such as this are great for the students as it supports what we are teaching in physical education classes while helping to foster student engagement and enjoyment at school,” he said.

“It also allows students and the AFL clubs to connect with each other as part of their wider community and inspire some students to reach out and get involved with their local football clubs.”

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